Cop Fired Over Uggs

Sheriff Fired
Sheriff Fired

After giving years of service to the Brookline, N.H., Police Department, Sgt. Michael Kurland lost his job because he used money from the department's uniform account to buy a pair of Ugg slippers.

Kurland had been on paid leave for the violation since December when the selectmen voted to fire him by a 3-to-2 vote in early April. Kurland said he was merely reimbursing himself for out-of-pocket expenses for the town's DARE program, although it's unclear why he needed Uggs for the DARE program. He also says he paid the department back.