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Topic: Quigley Chief

Chief Quigley and the Brookline Police Department

This is a Telegraph news archive of stories relating to the Brookline Police Department including the controversial firing of Sgt. Michael Kurland, who alleges wrongful termination, emotional distress, violation of civil rights, defamation and a number of other charges.

Fired Brookline sergeant’s lawsuit to proceed in Hillsborough County Superior Court

BROOKLINE – A federal court has sent a fired Brookline police sergeant’s lawsuit against the town back to superior court, where attorneys will meet with … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2013

Kurland’s fight against town continues in court documents

BROOKLINE – A former police sergeant and the town’s attorney have spent the last few weeks firing back at each other in court documents, arguing … Full story    
Published:  August 31, 2012

Brookline town attorney files motion to dismiss former sergeant’s civil suit

BROOKLINE – Lawyers for the town’s Board of Selectmen and police chief are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them in … Full story    
Published:  July 23, 2012

Brookline police did not violate domestic violence protocols, AG’s office finds

BROOKLINE – Police did not violate domestic violence protocol after an alleged domestic disturbance involving the police chief’s son and his then-girlfriend, Nicole Shank, the … Full story    
Published:  July 18, 2012

Former Brookline police sergeant believes lawsuit will reveal “disgusting political mess”

BROOKLINE – Former police Sgt. Michael Kurland believes the truth surrounding his termination has yet to come out and won’t stop his fight against the … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2012

Legal costs not an issue so far, despite legal action

BROOKLINE – Halfway through the year, the town has incurred no direct legal costs from the wrongful termination suit filed by former police Sgt. Michael … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2012

Fired Brookline police sergeant files civil suit against selectmen, police chief

BROOKLINE – A fired Brookline police sergeant who lost an administrative appeal of his termination in April has filed a civil suit against the town, … Full story    
Published:  June 19, 2012

Attorney: Kurland’s fight with Brookline not over

BROOKLINE – Former police Sgt. Michael Kurland may have lost an appeal of his firing exactly a year ago, but his lawyer said one of … Full story    
Published:  April 4, 2012

Brookline prevails in wrongful termination suit filed by former sergeant

NASHUA – Former Brookline Police Sgt. Michael Kurland has lost his lawsuit against the town, according to records filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court. Kurland, … Full story    
Published:  April 3, 2012

Fired Brookline police sergeant questions selectmen

BROOKLINE – Former Police Sgt. Michael Kurland, making his first appearance at a public meeting since being fired last year, accused selectmen of misleading the … Full story    
Published:  March 4, 2012

Widow critical of board’s response

BROOKLINE – A widow who claims a delayed response to her 911 call played a role in her husband’s death is criticizing the Board of … Full story    
Published:  February 16, 2012

Putney’s Brookline selectman stint done

BROOKLINE – The town’s top board will need new leadership, after Tad Putney announced this week that he would not be running for re-election. Putney, … Full story    
Published:  January 30, 2012

Former Brookline sergeant argues bias influenced dismissal

NASHUA – Former Brookline police Sgt. Michael Kurland had his day in court Tuesday and claimed town leaders relied on a biased investigation when they … Full story    
Published:  January 25, 2012

Police matters burden legal account

BROOKLINE – Nearly $50,000 was spent on legal expenses for the town in 2011, almost $30,000 more than what was budgeted. Of the $49,983 expended … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2012

Fired police sergeant in court to claim bias

BROOKLINE – Fired police Sgt. Michael Kurland gets his day in court Tuesday when his attorneys ask a judge to reverse the town’s decision to … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2012

Brookline: Officer got disciplined

BROOKLINE – A police officer who delayed responding to a medical call last year because he didn’t have lifesaving equipment in his cruiser and had … Full story    
Published:  January 16, 2012

Criminal investigation of Brookline police chief’s son not finished

BROOKLINE – A criminal investigation into the police chief’s son isn’t over, according to state police, despite what was announced by selectmen at their last … Full story    
Published:  January 9, 2012

Sides apart on Quigley domestic case probe in Brookline

BROOKLINE – Nicole Shank, the former girlfriend of Jonathan Quigley, has formally complained to the Board of Selectmen three times, accusing officials of sidestepping her … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2012

Brookline police action faulted in death

BROOKLINE – A woman whose husband died of an apparent heart attack while police and ambulance services were responding says a delayed response by the … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2012

Former girlfriend of Brookline’s chief’s son files third complaint

BROOKLINE -- Nicole Shank, the former girlfriend of Jonathan Quigley has filed a third formal complaint with the Board of Selectman, saying the board has … Full story    
Published:  December 19, 2011

AG awaits state police probe of domestic violence charges against Brookline chief’s son

BROOKLINE – Roughly two months after the Board of Selectmen referred a complaint to the attorney general about the Police Department’s response to an alleged … Full story    
Published:  December 6, 2011

Ex-girlfriend of chief’s son seeks surveillance videos related to case

BROOKLINE – The former girlfriend of Jonathan Quigley, son of Police Chief William Quigley III, has asked the town for copies of surveillance videos for … Full story    
Published:  November 7, 2011

Brookline police chief’s son request to drop permanent protective order against him denied

MILFORD – Milford District Court Judge Martha Crocker on Friday denied a request from Jonathan Quigley, son of Brookline Police Chief William Quigley III, to … Full story    
Published:  October 4, 2011

Domestic violence case involving Brookline police chief’s son referred to county attorney’s office

BROOKLINE – The question of whether the town’s police chief had knowledge of a domestic violence incident involving his son and the son’s former girlfriend … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2011

Brookline chairman to ask for state probe of domestic violence case involving police chief’s son

BROOKLINE – The chairman of the Board of Selectmen said he plans to ask state police to examine whether the town Police Department had knowledge … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2011

AG: Chief didn’t perjure himself

BROOKLINE – Police Chief William Quigley III did not perjure himself at his son’s hearing in Milford District Court on July 11, the state attorney … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2011

Quigley initially wanted part time

BROOKLINE – The town got what it wanted last week, and it wasn’t what Police Chief William Quigley III wanted. “When we set out to … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2011

Resident wants towns to be accountable

BROOKLINE – Dennis Skey has launched a one-man campaign to make town government more accountable, and he wants to inspire elected officials and taxpayers to … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2011

Brookline selectmen required to post annual audit

BROOKLINE – Selectmen might not like a taxpayer’s request to post the most recent town audit faulting the town for a number of accounting deficiencies … Full story    
Published:  June 13, 2011

Brookline has no official record of chief’s hours videocam

BROOKLINE – The town doesn’t keep an official record of how many hours its part-time police chief works, other than the time slip that Chief … Full story    
Published:  June 6, 2011

Time to reform ‘double dipping’

Let’s be clear about this right from the start: Brookline Police Chief William Quigley III is not the only public employee in New Hampshire who … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2011

Brookline Police chief’s double dipping reveals violations

BROOKLINE – Brookline’s police chief was anything but a part-time employee during his first four months on the job. From the end of October until … Full story    
Published:  May 8, 2011

Here is a Timeline of Quigley’s employment as brookline police chief

Timeline of Quigley’s employment as police chief Brookline Police Chief William Quigley III worked many more hours than he was allowed under state and federal … Full story    
Published:  May 8, 2011

Kurland lawsuit claims Brookline chief was on ‘a targeted and deliberate mission’ to have him fired

NASHUA – From his first day on the job, Brookline Police Chief William Quigley III was on “a targeted and deliberate mission” to fire Sgt. … Full story    
Published:  May 5, 2011

Brookline selectmen seal minutes of non-public session to discuss police chief, secretary

BROOKLINE – The Board of Selectmen made no decisions Monday night after a meeting in nonpublic session where they discussed the personal relationship between the … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2011

Brookline selectmen schedule private meeting to discuss relationship between police chief and his secretary

BROOKLINE – The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a nonpublic session today to discuss the relationship between the police chief and his secretary. The meeting … Full story    
Published:  April 18, 2011

Brookline braces for next lawsuit

The purge of the Brookline Police Department by Selectmen Tad Putney, Clarence Farwell and Jack Flanagan should now be complete. First, they fired Police Chief … Full story    
Published:  April 11, 2011

Brookline board fires police sergeant

BROOKLINE – The Board of Selectmen fired Police Sgt. Michael Kurland on Monday evening during a brief session to conclude his personnel hearing. Selectmen voted … Full story    
Published:  April 5, 2011

Brookline Police sergeant’s fate delayed to Monday

BROOKLINE – The fate of police Sgt. Michael Kurland remains in doubt after selectmen decided to postpone a decision on whether to fire him based … Full story    
Published:  April 2, 2011

Brookline official: Police chief’s hours are OK

BROOKLINE – The chairman of the Board of Selectmen says officials aren’t concerned about the police chief working overtime, despite the restrictions on the chief’s … Full story    
Published:  March 30, 2011