In a closing argument filed to the Village of Hortonville’s Police Commission, Greg Gill, the attorney for suspended Police Chief Michael Sullivan, stated he should be “restored to duty immediately” and that his client had been a victim of village leaders attempting to destroy his reputation.
The closing argument was filed to the commission on Friday and lobbied for the commission to “mitigate the horrible wrongs he has been subjected to.”
Sullivan has been on paid administrative leave since October, while an internal investigation into allegations against Sullivan were made. They include discriminatory comments he made, disclosing confidential information, and violation of employee’s rights.
The village filed closing arguments on Jan. 13 and asked the police commission to terminate Sullivan, citing many officers within the department had verified the complaints against the chief, to which they now become targets if he is reinstated. The village has an opportunity to respond to the closing arguments in a rebuttal, but must submit it by Friday.
Village officials will meet in a closed door session to discuss Sullivan’s employment status Feb. 6 and Feb. 9.