Town Officials: Police Sergeant’s Impending Lawsuit ‘Baseless’

Citing violations of his civil and employment rights, a New Canaan Police sergeant plans to file a lawsuit against the town, department and chief, according to a March 2 letter from his lawyer. Sgt. John Milligan has seen “relentless harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress” and violations of his rights, according to a Notice of Intent To Sue from Bethel-based attorney Dennis McDonough. “Specifically, Sgt. Milligan has been subjected to foundationless allegations of wrongdoing and wrongful and egregious remarks being made, behind his back, by the Chief of Police and others of higher rank,” according to the letter, sent to the Town Clerk and offices of the police chief and first selectman.