David Bourque, a Granby police captain who has been charged with possession of child pornography, has resigned from the Granby Police Department after reaching a settlement agreement with the town earlier this month.
"The town of Granby no longer employs him," Granby Town Manager William Smith said Tuesday.
Smith confirmed that the town will give Bourque a one-time settlement payment of $30,000, which includes vacation time and accrued sick days, in exchange for the former officer stepping down from his post within the police department.
Since his in April, Bourque and receiving his full $86,000 per year salary.
Smith said he believed that Bourque had signed the agreement on June 7 and that he had signed the document on behalf of the town June 9. The settlement and resignation went into effect immediately, he said.
"And that brings it to conclusion," Smith said of the town's relationship with the former captain. "That is it."
Bourque joined the Granby Police Department in early 2010 after 30 years with the Suffield Police Department.
In addition to the child pornography charges, Bourque was arrested April 26 on a charge of possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, a misdemeanor. He has since to the charges. Court records indicate the marijuana was discovered April 11, the same day federal and state authorities searched Bourque's Suffield home and his office at the Granby police station in connection with an investigation into child pornography.
Bourque's pornography case was one of more than two dozen arrests made as a result of Operation Constant Vigilance, an investigation into child sex exploitation that included local, state, and federal authorities.