The New Canaan police sergeant whose job had been at stake after the town paid some $30,000 in health insurance premiums beyond what was required when he failed to remove his ex-wife from the municipal plan following their divorce will continue in the department following a 90-day unpaid suspension, officials said. Sgt. John Milligan also will repay the town $28,608, will be ineligible to seek promotion for five years and will be assigned to any position within the department, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. “We are pleased that we are able to conclude this matter in a fashion that is in the best interests of the department and the town,” Krolikowski said. “By way of his agreement to a variety of penalties, Sergeant Milligan has finally accepted responsibility for his actions.”
The statement comes hours after the final trial board hearing on the closely watched disciplinary matter.