Green Bay officer in arrest tape had 14 complaints

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
A media analysis finds that the Green Bay police officer involved in a controversial arrest in April has received 14 citizen complaints since he joined the department 12 years ago.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A media analysis finds that the Green Bay police officer involved in a controversial arrest in April has received 14 citizen complaints since he joined the department 12 years ago.

A Press-Gazette report (http://gbpg.net/1og1ySc ) says the complaints against Officer Derek Wicklund include five allegations of excessive force. However, internal investigations found no evidence to substantiate any of the complaints.

A video posted on YouTube this spring showed Wicklund shoving a man against a parked car, throwing him to the ground and punching him. He's been moved to administrative duty during an investigation.

Previous complaints include allegations that he slammed a person into a car hard enough to injure his ribs, and that he kicked a woman during an arrest.

From 2002 to 2008, he also received 22 commendations.

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Information from: Press-Gazette Media, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

AP-WF-06-29-14 1935GMT


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