Millburn Must Pay Former Cop $455K, Jury Rules

The former police sergeant claims town officials retaliated against him for reporting a senior officer failed a firearms test.

An Essex County jury ruled last week Millburn must pay $455,000 to a retired police sergeant who claimed he was retaliated against for reporting a superior officer—now the town's police chief—failed a firearms test.

The jury ruled in favor of Kenneth Duym’s claims that a criminal investigation was conducted against him, a promotion was withheld and he was removed as firearms range master as a result of his accusations against Gregory Weber, according to NJ.com.

Weber, who was a captain at the time, is now the department's chief and filed a criminal complaint that Duym had improperly changed his test score to a failing grade, according to he report. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office did not prosecute the case, according to the report.


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