Kenosha chief ordered to review officer’s Taser use

Chief has 90 days to report findings to commission

The Kenosha police chief has been ordered to review an officer’s questionable use of a Taser against a man in July.

The Kenosha Police and Fire Commission made that decision in a closed session Tuesday.

Commission President Ronald Frederick said the panel gave Chief John Morrissey 90 days to report back on his findings.

Both Frederick and a Kenosha Police Department spokesman said it will be up to Morrissey to determine how to conduct the review.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported a squad car video shows a Kenosha officer deploying the stun gun against an unarmed man within seconds of arriving to a call about two men fighting. The man hit with the Taser fell straight backward.

The officer’s written report does not match what’s seen on the video.