MPD officer accused of misusing authority resigns
Officer accused of lying to investigators
MADISON, Wis. — A Madison police officer accused of using police authority to get surveillance video from a business has agreed to resign.
Police said an internal complaint was filed in February 2013 accusing the officer of being in a personal domestic situation and using police authority to get surveillance video from a local business.
Investigators said the officer repeatedly lied during the investigation but toward the end of the investigation admitted obtaining the video for personal reasons.
The Dane County district attorney said no criminal charges would be filed against the officer.
The officer was accused of breaking department policies related to unlawful conduct and untruthfulness. The officer signed an agreement to resign.
Officials said the investigation was started and then delayed because the officer was on extended personal leave.