Officials in Eliot are taking a wait-and-see approach before reacting to developing accusations against the town’s police chief that he did nothing after learning most of the town’s police officers consistently falsified their patrol reports.

Eliot Town Manager Dana Lee said Tuesday that the town’s attorney is obtaining a transcript of a court proceeding from last week at which the accusations against Chief Theodor Short came out in testimony by former officers.

Lee said they would likely review that transcript from Friday’s testimony in York County Superior Court in Alfred and then wait for the conclusion of the court proceeding, which could take weeks, before deciding what to do next.

Lee said he spoke with Short over the weekend about the accusations made by the department’s former deputy chief, Kevin Cady, and another former officer. But he said that so far the testimony which came out in court, from an unrelated criminal case, has been one-sided. Cady and the other officer were called by a criminal defense attorney, Amy Fairfield, and the prosecutor, Thomas Miscio, has yet to call his witnesses.

“They’ve had a little bit of the time to tell their story, and until both sides have been told, it’s premature at this point,” Lee said, explaining the town’s decision to wait.

The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet Thursday evening. The topic of public safety is listed on the agenda for discussion, but Lee said that item is on the agenda every week and unrelated to the court developments last week.

Selectman Grant Hirst, one of five members of the board, said Monday that he didn’t know any of the details about the accusations against Short.

“I fully expect to find out, but at this point I have no knowledge,” Hirst said.

The other members of the board did not return phone messages seeking comment.

Cady testified Friday before Superior Court Justice John O’Neil Jr. that he presented a 60-plus-page report to the chief documenting how he discovered four of the department’s six patrol officers had repeatedly lied in their reports, claiming they patrolled certain areas in town, while GPS mapping data from their cruisers proved they hadn’t.

The judge is considering whether to level sanctions against the prosecution in the criminal case for failing to turn over that information to the opposing side.

Short said Monday that Cady never gave him that report and never followed up on a discussion between the two about the possibility that officers had falsified their reports.

Another former officer of the Eliot police force, Kevin Curran, also testified in court on Friday that he gave Short a memo reminding the chief of Cady’s report and that he had a duty to turn it over to prosecutors in criminal cases to share with defense attorneys. Curran testified that Short responded to his email, acknowledging that he had received memo.

The testimony came up during a pretrial hearing for Paul Olsen, 33, who is accused of assaulting and raping his former girlfriend at her Eliot home. The case was investigated by the town’s police in 2012.

Amy Fairfield, who is Olsen’s attorney, has demanded that Short turn over Cady’s report to be used as evidence in Olsen’s defense, believing it could undermine the credibility of the officers who brought the charges against her client.