UPD officer arrested

On Wednesday, the University Police Department initiated termination proceedings for Officer Paul Meagher. According to a press release by the UPD, Meagher was the subject of a criminal investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Upon review of the affidavit and the conclusion of an internal investigation, the University found that Meagher had violated UPD policy, University policy, and Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

According to court records, Meagher was charged with 10 counts of possession of certain materials prohibited, which many media outlets are reporting as child pornograpy.

Meagher is the second UND employee to be charged with possession of child pornography in the last three months after Robert Beattie was charged in August.