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Fired police sergeant sues NH town

June 19, 2012
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BROOKLINE, N.H.—A fired police sergeant in Brookline, N.H., has filed a lawsuit against the town, saying it was wrong to terminate him.

Michael Kurland seeks unspecified damages. He accuses Police Chief William Quigley and the Board of Selectmen of violating his due process rights when he was fired in April 2011.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports (http://bit.ly/KQky5k) the lawsuit comes two months after Kurland lost an administrative appeal. A judge ruled the town did not do anything unreasonable when it fired Kurland.

Former and current heads of the selectboard declined to comment Monday. Attorneys for the town and for Kurland did not return messages.

Kurland was put on paid leave in December 2010. He admitted he used money from the department's uniform account to buy a pair of women's slippers.

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Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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