Ex-Massachusetts police chief connected to boy's Uzi death pleads not guilty to guns charges

A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has pleaded not guilty to unrelated weapons charges.

Former Pelham Chief Edward Fleury was freed on personal recognizance after his appearance Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and 22 counts of improper storage of firearms.

Prosecutors allege the 57-year-old Fleury pointed a loaded gun at a friend outside a Belchertown bar in August. A subsequent search of Fleury's home uncovered 22 guns police say were improperly stored.

His lawyer was not available Wednesday.

Fleury was acquitted of manslaughter connected to the death of a Connecticut boy, who accidentally shot himself with an Uzi at a gun show sponsored by Fleury's firearms training company.