A statewide union leader for police officers is calling yesterday's ruling on the police chief in Hortonville "bizarre."
The police commission decided to let Chief Michael Sullivan keep his job. He'll be suspended for two weeks, without pay.
Jim Palmer is the executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. He says he understands Sullivan has a history in the village.
Palmer says whenever a chief or officer faces charges, their experience and service to the community should be factors. But he believes the charges against Sullivan were pretty egregious.
And Palmer says no matter if it was an office or a chief, it's "more than shocking" to only receive a suspension.
The village president and administrator were asking the commission to fire Sullivan.
The attorney for the village, James Macy, says he'll review the ruling with village leaders.