Waltham Police Chief Released From Mental Health Facility
Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix is accused of beating his wife.
Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix has been released from the mental health facility he was sent to in June after allegedly attacking his wife, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.
LaCroix, who is currently on paid leave from the police department, is now under home confinement in the care of a family member, according to DA spokesman Stephanie Guyotte. She had no information on when LaCroix was released.
LaCroix had been scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Thursday, Aug. 2 at Concord District Court, but it was continued to Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m., Guyotte said.
Also, attorney Peter Bella, who had been representing LaCroix, told Waltham Patch he is no longer representing LaCroix. Attorney Thomas Dreschler is now defending LaCroix, Bella said.
LaCroix must follow the long list of previously-set conditions while on release, according to Guyotte.
It's unclear whether LaCroix wil return to the police department, but Mayor Jeanette McCarthy plans to propose a change in a rule that would allow LaCroix to return to his previous rank of captain.