STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) - A Stevens Point police officer will have a disciplinary hearing before the Police and Fire Commission, but we don’t know why yet. The city’s Emergency Management Director Sally McGinty is also the liaison for the Police and Fire Commission.
She says the commissioners did discuss the issue for over an hour in closed session Tuesday, and they did set a hearing date for the officer. “The hearing date has been set for August 20th, which is a Tuesday. It is tentatively set to begin at 9:00 a.m. The location we are looking at is the Stevens Point Transit Facility.”
The new Stevens Point Transit Facility has a large enough conference room to accommodate the hearing participants. This will be a public hearing. That means the name of the officer, the allegations against him will be made public no later than August 20th.
WSAU has filed a written request for information under Wisconsin’s open records law to get the details, but McGinty says it is possible the officer’s attorney may try to block the request.
McGinty did eliminate a couple of possibilities. “There are no criminal charges involved. It is a discipline thing only. There was never any impact on the city. There was no citizen complaint.” At this stage of the proceedings, McGinty cannot comment on specific details or charges.