The Select Board voted unanimously to issue the following discipline and actions concerning the conduct of Administrative Police Chief Michael Pighetti as determined by a disciplinary hearing, before the Select Board in its capacity as Appointing Authority, on September 28, 2021, in which the Town and Michael Pighetti both were represented by legal counsel, both had an opportunity to be heard, and both had the ability to present evidence to the Select Board concerning the events of January 28, 2021 and matters related thereto:
To terminate the employment contract, dated March 30, 2020, for and between Michael Pighetti and the Town of Milford for just cause:
a. As a result of breaches and violations individually and collectively; and
b. As a result of a finding that the actions and inactions of Michael Pighetti on January 28, 2021 and thereafter as it relates to his stopping a motorist utilizing flashing blue lights and a siren, retrieving the operators documents, to include a passport and the vehicle registration and then failing to adequately and appropriately supervise his subordinate officers as they addressed the motorist whom he had stopped unlawfully, contrary to his appointed authority as Administrative Police Chief and in violation of (i) his employment contract; (ii) the determinations of the MPTC and (iii) the Rules and Regulations of the Milford Police Department.
c. The termination of said employment contract, dated March 30, 2020, and the cessation of his services for and with the Town of Milford are effective immediately upon the passing of this motion by vote of the Select Board.