By CBSBoston.com Staff

MILFORD (CBS) – Milford Police Chief Michael Pighetti has been placed on paid leave, according to WBZ I-Team sources.

The town has hired a private investigator to look into allegations that Pighetti, who does not have police powers, pulled over a citizen and ordered officers to give the driver a ticket.

Town selectmen have ordered an investigation into the incident.

Lt. James Falvey has been appointed as interim acting chief.

CBSBoston.com Staff