Hortonville Police Chief will be suspended without pay

HORTONVILLE, Wis. -
The Hortonville Police Chief will be suspended without pay following allegations of discriminatory conduct.
 
The Hortonville Police Commission decided Police Chief Michael J. Sullivan will be suspended for two weeks starting Thursday.
 
He could also be suspended for six more consecutive weeks if the commission hears of any other allegations of misconduct similar to what Sullivan was accused of, or that he has retaliated against someone because of his or her connection to the case.
 
That suspension can only happen up to two years from February 15, 2017. If no complaints are brought to the commission by February 15, 2019, Chief Sullivan will not face further suspension.
 
Since late December, the commission's members have been combing through more than 75 pages of documents submitted by attorneys on both sides.
 
 
He was also accused of using discriminatory, at times, sexist language against female officers and Village leaders.
 
Sullivan was on paid leave since October.
 
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