According to this story on Wicked Local Newton, Chief Matt Cummings has been replaced by Capt. Howard Mintz.

UPDATE: Here’s executive summary from the investigation on Cummings and here’s the announcement from the city:


City of Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a hearing. This action comes after the release of findings  by an independent investigator. The hearing will be conducted as outlined and required  by the Chief of Po|ice’s contract.

The Executive Summary of Investigation by the independent investigator is  Captain Howard Mintz  has been named as interim Chief. Chief Mintz began his career as patrolman for the Newton Police Department in January 1984. He has served  as Commander of the Patrol and Support Services Bureau and most recently as  Commander of the Traffic Bureau.

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