East Hartford Cop To Be Reinstated With Back Pay After Arrest And Firing, State Labor Officials Rule

EAST HARTFORD — State labor officials have ordered East Hartford police to reinstate a veteran sergeant who was fired after being arrested on charges he tried to inflate hours for another officer’s private duty road job.

Police did not have just cause to terminate Sgt. Ian Allison on Feb. 3, 2021 and he should be returned to duty with back pay, the state Department of Labor’s board of mediation and arbitration ruled on Jan. 14. Allison also has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for lost overtime and benefits and attorney’s fees.

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