New Milford Police Lt. Larry Ash has been promoted to the position of Captain. This comes months after he was reinstated to the job having been placed on leave last summer. An independent investigation by an external agency was done into a still undisclosed allegation. When he was reinstated earlier this year, Mayor Pete Bass said the case has been cleared and closed by that agency. Ash served as the Commander of Field Services and has been with the department since 1987.