A Racine County employee has been fired amid allegations they filed several false reports instead of investigating claims of child abuse. The accused could also face criminal charges. The probe stemmed from fellow workers in the Human Services Department looking into previous reports that didn’t match up.
County Executive Bill McReynolds says they’ve already addressed issues brought out by the initial investigation to avoid them from happening again. He calls it a violation of public trust.
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McReynolds, also a former Sheriff, calls it the biggest “dereliction of duty” since he’s ever had as an elected official.
Contributed by Janet Hoff-WRJN