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Continued: Wisconsin officers accused of covering up domestic abuse

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 19, 2013 - 10:59 PM

The criminal investigation led them back to Culvey’s girlfriend, and response to her 911 calls.

Other officers later acknowledged they knew the actions were wrong, and they privately worried Culvey was a ticking “bomb,” they said in interviews.

“I think this woman is a credible witness,” Roland said. “She is a poster child for a domestic abuse victim. She was emotionally and verbally destroyed.”

Nine employees have been disciplined. Osborne and Thiex are appealing their dismissals so are officially on administrative leave. Culvey is on paid leave.

Yet, “some people around here think if I’d just ignored this we’d still be one big, happy, corrupt dysfunctional family,” said Roland.

jtevlin@startribune.com • 612-673-1702

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