Phillips mayor wants police chief fired

  • Associated Press
  • March 4, 2014 - 8:10 PM

PHILLIPS, Wis. — The mayor of a north central Wisconsin city has filed a complaint against the police chief.

WSAW-TV reports ( ) Phillips Mayor Charles Peterson is accusing Chief David Sonntag of intentionally falsifying legal documents in 2012 and illegally pulling over a citizen in 2013. He wants the chief to be suspended and then, after a review, fired.

Sonntag, who has been chief for nine years, told the station he has been advised not to comment. The mayor tells The Associated Press that city officials also have been asked not to comment.

The complaint, filed Feb. 18, is being reviewed by the police review committee. They have brought in an attorney from Madison to help with the investigation.

A public hearing is scheduled for March 11.

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