Questionable payments for squad car work leads to an investigation and the pending retirement of a long time Racine County law enforcement officer.
Caledonia is the largest village in the state and Chief Jeff Meier has been a cop there for almost 35 years. He’s taking responsibility for allowing payments to relatives and friends who actually did squad car work for tax purposes, an issue which raised numerous questions.
The issue is likely forcing Meier’s retirement, according to Caledonia President Ron Coutts. Coutts says the village is undertaking a thorough investigation of the situation. Once the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department’s report comes back, the Village Board may take action if it’s needed. A special prosecutor has already been hired.
AUDIO: Tom Karkow reports (:39)