Officer Faces Dismissal for Lying About Swearing on the Job

An Onalaska police officer could be fired for lying about using profanity during a traffic stop.
Police chief Randy Williams wants the city's Police and Fire Commission to fire Officer Rick Proctor for lying to a sergeant. The sergeant was looking into a woman's complaint that Proctor swore when testing her boyfriend for sobriety in January.
Williams says dishonesty does not breed trust, so Proctor must be fired. But, Proctor says he doesn't deserve to be fired.
The commission will hold a hearing next week to decide if Proctor should be fired, given a lesser punishment or face no discipline at all.