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Former New Milford Police Chief sues town, Mayor

A former New Milford police chief is suing the town and Mayor.  The Newstimes reports that Shawn Boyne claims his contract was not renewed last summer because he reported possible criminal activity about the Department's spokesman.  The allegations against Lt Larry Ash have not been shared publicly, but he was reinstated after an investigation determined he didn’t do anything wrong.  Boyne served as police chief for nearly a decade, was told he would get a contract renewal, but then Mayor Pete Bass did not renew his contract. Few details were given about the decision, but that he wanted a chief who lived in town, despite it not being a requirement.  According to the lawsuit, Boyne is asking for at least $15,000 in damages.