In a 4-1 vote, the Hopkinton Select Board terminated Sergeant Timothy Brennan from the Hopkinton Police Department. The meeting lasted more three hours, but ended with both sides in disagreement. Select Board Chair Muriel Kramer was the lone vote in favor of reinstatement.
Finally at liberty to speak, Brennan addressed a small crowd from the steps of Town Hall. “I plan on fighting it in arbitration,” said Brennan. “I was not willing to accept the long suspension and demotion.”
“You shouldn’t have to,” said a woman in the crowd, as they applauded him.
The crowd slowly dispersed, and several residents could be seen with tears in their eyes.