MILLBURY, Mass. — A Millbury Police detective was fired Tuesday night by the town's Board of Selectmen following a four-month investigation into alleged misconduct.
Detective Kim Brothers, a member of the department since 2005 and one of only two detectives on the force, has been on administrative leave since the start of the investigation. The nature of the alleged misconduct has not been revealed.
The board would not comment on whether to vote to terminate was unanimous.
"The Board of Selectmen have voted to terminate her," her attorney Leigh Panettiere read from a prepared statement after the vote. "We are appalled and terribly upset, and, obviously, we will be filing a grievance, going to arbitration and fighting this with everything we have. We thank everyone here for the support and look forward to having your support on this long road ahead of us, we're terribly upset, again this is based on evidence that completely lacked credibility in any way shape or form. And we're going to fight this...."
Town Manager Bob Spain would not comment on the matter except to say that the Town would be releasing a statement soon.
This investigation immediately followed a seven-month probe into allegations of misconduct against Millbury police officer Dan Daley. Only one of the 10 allegations, engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer, was sustained. That investigation cost the town more than $43,000.
The Board of Selectmen and the Police Department dealt with the infraction as an administrative matter and Daley was returned to full duty in March.