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Category A, B2 or more, and C Reports on which the Council takes action

For reports on which the Council will take action, the above information with the additions described below Act 56 requires the Executive Director to prepare and maintain a public register of all complaints that contains the following:

  • The date and nature of the complaint (but not the officer’s identity)
  • A summary of the completed investigation
  • The name and business address of the law enforcement officer
  • Formal charges, providing they have been served or a reasonable effort to serve them has been made
  • Findings, conclusions, and order of the Council
  • Exhibits admitted at the hearing
  • Transcript, if made
  • Any stipulation filed with the Council
  • If applicable, any final disposition by the VSC

Complaint Received Date: 10-22-2019

Nature: Possible Category A and/or B Violation(s) 

Summary: Category B Violation substantiated.

Name: Jason Lawton

Last Agency Worked For: St. Albans Police Department

Date of Decertification: 5/21/24

Stipulation and Consent Order


Complaint Received Date: 2-10-2022

Nature: Possible Category A Violation(s) 

Summary: 

Name: Zachary Gauthier

Last Agency Worked For: Vermont State Police

Date of Decertification: 

Notice of Hearing


Complaint Received Date: 4-02-2020

Nature: Possible Category A Violation(s) 

Summary: 

Name: Stephen Bunnell

Last Agency Worked For: Caledonia County Sheriff's Department

Date of Decertification: 

Notice of Hearing 

Consent Order 


Complaint Received Date: 5-21-2021

Nature: Possible Category A Violation(s) 

Summary: 

Name: Lance Martel

Last Agency Worked For: Essex Police Department

Date of Decertification: 

Notice of Hearing (Motion to continue until December)

Consent Order 


Complaint Received Date: 6-18-2020

Nature: Possible Category A Violation(s) 

Summary: 

Name: Chad Emery

Last Agency Worked For: Brattleboro Police Department

Date of Decertification: 

Notice of Hearing 

Consent Order 


Complaint Received Date: 5-18-2022

Nature: Possible Category A and B Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category A and B1 Violation substantiated. 

Name: Grismore, John

Last Agency Worked For: Franklin County Sheriff's Department

Date of Decertification: 

Notice of Hearing (Motion to continue until October) (Amended Notice of Hearing) (Motion to Continue until November) "New hearing date: November 14, 2023" 

Consent Order 

Decision and Order


Complaint Received Date: 1-8-2021 and 

Nature: Possible Category B Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category B Violation substantiated. 

Name: Malinowski, Michael

Last Agency Worked For: St. Albans Police Department

Date of Decertification: 7/18/2023

Notice of Hearing 

Consent Order 


Complaint Received Date: 11-16-2020

Nature: Possible Category B Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category B Violation substantiated. 

Name: Smith, Shaun

Last Agency Worked For: Woodstock Police Department

Date of Decertification: 6/13/2023

Notice of Hearing (Review date April 18, 2023 at 9 AM)

Consent Order  (June 23, 2023 at 9 AM)


Complaint Received Date: 09-18-2020

Nature: Possible Category A Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category A Violation substantiated. 

Name: Mason, Christopher

Last Agency Worked For: Manchester Police Department

Date of Decertification: 2-21-2023

Consent Order  (Review date February 21, 2023 at 9 AM)

Stipulation of Facts


Complaint Received Date: 02-20-2020

Nature: Possible Category A Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category A Violation substantiated. 

Name: Matott, Christopher

Last Agency Worked For: Winooski Police Department

Date of Decertification: 2-21-2023

Notice of Hearing  (Hearing date February 21, 2023 at 9 AM)

Consent Order


Complaint Received Date: 08-20-2020

Nature: Possible Category C Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category C Violation substantiated. 

Name: Bohnyak, William

Last Agency Worked For: Orange County Sheriff's Department

Notice of Hearing (Hearing date January 24, 2023 at 9 AM)

Consent Order


Complaint Received Date: 04-03-2020

Nature: Possible Category B Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category B Violation substantiated. 

Name: Moriglioni, Anthony

Last Agency Worked For: Springfield Police Department

Date of Decertification: 11/10/2022

Reason for Decertification: Through a Council vote on a stipulation and consent order Anthony Moriglioni was found to have violated policies: General Order R-1 Response to Resistance, Conduct Toward the Public, Disrespect, Cruel Treatment of Persons or Animals, and Non-Specified Prohibited Acts, General Order J-1 Vehicle Pursuits and Emergency Vehicle Operations, Obedience of Law and Regulations, Conduct Toward the Public, Neglect of Duty, and Confidential Information.

Notice of Hearing

Consent Order


Complaint Received Date: 02-22-2021

Nature: Possible Category B Violation(s) & Agency Policy Violation(s)

Summary: Category B Violation substantiated. 

Name: Trybulski, Travis

Last Agency Worked For: Williston Police Department

Date of Decertification: September 13, 2022

Reason for Decertification: Through Council vote on a stipulation and consent order Travis Trybulski was found to have violated policies: Motor Vehicle Stops – Automobile Searches, Fair and Impartial Policing, Rules and Regulations

Notice of Hearing

Consent Order