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Madison Police officer resigns after internal investigation


MADISON (WKOW) --- The Madison Police Department have released information on an internal investigation on a police officer.

That police officer has now resigned.

Documents say on February 11, 2013, a complaint was generated internally with the MPD in regards to conduct of an officer.  The allegation was that the officer was involved in a personal domestic situation and then used police authority to obtain surveillance video from a local business.  The date of the occurrence was summer of 2011.

During the investigation, Madison Police say the officer was untruthful to investigators on repeated occasions.  The officer did admit to investigators that he/she did obtain the video for personal reasons and was outside of their lawful authority as an officer.

The two police policies violated include, Unlawful Conduct and Untruthfulness.

The officer did sign an agreement to resign from the MPD.

Dane County deputy district attorney Michelle Viste tells 27 News she was provided information on the officer's actions to review for possible criminal charges last year.

But Viste says locating witnesses and evidence were issues, and no charges were filed. 


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