Report Shows Lack of Scrutiny as Police Officers with Spotty Histories Move to New Jobs

When Craig Worster became the Millinocket, Maine, police chief in April 2019, the town posted a Facebook message welcoming him to the Penobscot County community. The post gave a brief overview of Worster’s career but left out key parts, including one detail that is only now coming to light. Josh Keefe’s new report for Bangor Daily News uncovers details about Worster’s journey to Millinocket and shows how officers with problematic histories can bounce from one department to another in Maine, especially rural departments in need of officers, avoiding public attention and accountability.