Hortonville Police Chief Michael Sullivan says he’s found a new opportunity in law enforcement and has filed his resignation with the village on Thursday.
Sullivan had been at the center of an investigation earlier in the year, that resulted in a two-week suspension after the Hortonville Police Commission found him guilty of using a police database improperly, violating an employee’s right to file grievances, as well as disseminating classified information during on ongoing investigation.
He had also been accused of not being truthful during in the investigation and making inappropriate comments to his officers, but there was not enough evidence.
New charges surfaced in March when the Wisconsin Professional Police Association filed another complaint on behalf of officers. Sullivan said in his letter that serving as police chief “recently has become very political.”
Sullivan plans to join the Wrightstown Police Department as a patrol officer.