Hanson: Police investigation into BOH meeting concludes, one will be charged

BOH Chair Tom Constantine (seated left); Steve Cappellini seen pointing his finger

An investigation into a Hanson Board of Health meeting that involved yelling and the tossing of furniture has concluded.

“As a result of the investigation, the department has made application for a complaint with the Plymouth District Court to charge one person with several crimes based on what took place,” stated interim Police Chief Arthur Parker

Chief Parker noted that the complaint will be submitted very soon and said the person will be charged with several crimes including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Though he would not identify the person involved in the BOH melee, a video obtained by WATD of the meeting appears to depict Steve Cappellini of Hanson flipping a table that BOH members were sitting at. Also in the video, Cappellini is seen pointing his finger at the BOH Chair, Tom Constantine, while saying ‘I’ll kill you someday.’

After the confrontation, Constantine stated that he absolutely plans on pressing charges against those who threatened him.

Cappellini’s son, Scott Cappellini, also attended the meeting and said that his family has obtained a lawyer. He said neither he nor his father will  further comment on the incident.

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About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.