AG agrees sex harassment complaints should be secret

DOJ received 6 sexual harassment complaints

Six sexual harassment complaints have been filed within the state Department of Justice since Attorney General Brad Schimel took office in early 2015.

The agency released a summary Tuesday showing three complaints were filed in 2015. Two led to Consumer Protection Supervisor John Knappmiller and Special Agent Brad Montgomery’s resignations. The third was unsubstantiated.

One complaint was filed in 2016. It was unsubstantiated but led to an unnamed employee being reassigned.

Two complaints were filed this year. One of them involved Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Capt. Dan Bresina’s alleged behavior toward a DOJ employee. WEAU-TV reported in April that the behavior included providing the DOJ worker with his personal phone number, texting her and hovering around her. An Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department gave him a reprimand and transferred him from field captain to jail captain.

The other 2017 complaint was unsubstantiated.