New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 4, 2021

Contact:
Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications
kate.giaquinto@doj.nh.gov

Timothy J. Sullivan, Senior Assistant Attorney General
timothy.j.sullivan@doj.nh.gov | (603) 271-3671

Concord Police Officer Bryan Croft pleads guilty to multiple charges

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Concord Police Officer Bryan Croft, age 39, has pleaded guilty today, Friday, June 4, 2021, to one count of domestic violence, RSA 631:2-b, one count of stalking, RSA 633:3-a, and one count of contempt of court, RSA 597:7-a, in the Hillsborough North Superior Court.  Each of the offenses is a class A misdemeanor.

The domestic violence complaint charges that on October 17, 2020, Mr. Croft recklessly caused bodily injury to B.C. (age 31) by the use of physical force, when he slammed a door closed while B.C.'s arm was in the door, causing pain and bruising, and at the time they were intimate partners.

The stalking complaint charges that on May 5, 2021, Mr. Croft, after having been served with or otherwise provided notice of an order pursuant to RSA 597:2, issued by the Hillsborough Superior Court PNO # 2172140074 on January 27, 2021, which prohibited contact with B.C., or to come within 1,000 feet of where she may be, did knowingly violate a condition of release when he had contact with B.C.

The contempt of court complaint charges that on May 3, 2021, Mr. Croft, after having been served with or otherwise provided notice of an order pursuant to RSA 597:2, issued by the Hillsborough Superior Court PNO # 2172140074 on January 27, 2021, which prohibited contact with B.C., or to come within 1,000 feet of where she may be, did knowingly engage in a single act of conduct that both violates the provisions of the order and is listed in paragraph II (a), when the defendant appeared in close proximity to B.C., within 1000 feet.

On the domestic violence complaint, Mr. Croft was sentenced by the Court to 12 months at the House of Corrections, with eight months of that sentence suspended for two years on the condition of his good behavior, completion of domestic violence counseling, and an agreement to decertify as a police officer.

On the stalking complaint, Mr. Croft was sentenced to 6 months at the House of Corrections, with two months of that sentence suspended for two years on the condition of his good behavior, completion of domestic violence counseling, and an agreement to decertify as a police officer.  This sentence is to run consecutive to the sentence on the domestic violence charge.

As a result of the sentences imposed today, the stand committed portion of Mr. Croft's sentences will be a total of 8 months at the House of Corrections.

On the contempt of court complaint, Mr. Croft was sentenced to 12 months at the House of Corrections, with all of that sentence suspended for two years on the condition of his good behavior, completion of domestic violence counseling, and an agreement to decertify as a police officer.  This sentence is consecutive to the two sentences described above.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Timothy Sullivan of the Public Integrity Unit.  The investigation into this matter was conducted by New Hampshire State Police and Chief Investigator Richard Tracy.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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