A New Milford Police Lt. has been placed on administrative leave. Larry Ash, the department’s spokesman and media liaison, is the subject of an internal police investigation. The Newstimes reports that the investigation stemmed from a complaint received recently by the police department's tip line. State Police are assisting in the inquiry. No further details about the investigation have been released by New Milford officials, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Ash has been a police officer for more than three decades. The investigation follows news that Mayor Pete Bass would not be renewing Police Chief Shawn Boyne's contract when it expires in October as he looks to reorganize the police department to have a more community-focused feel.
New Milford Police Lt. placed on leave amid internal investigation