Ten off-duty Milwaukee police officers who were at a party where a man was severely beaten could be fired as a result of administrative charges that will be filed against them and three other officers beginning today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The police department is filing 79 administrative charges against the 10 off-duty officers who were at the party as well as the sergeant and the first two responding officers who arrived at the scene of the beating, said a source. The responding officers are not expected to be fired. Chief Nannette Hegerty will make the decision on discipline.
District Attorney E. Michael McCann said officers at the party did not cooperate with investigators because of “misplaced loyalty” to other officers. Witnesses said the man was beaten by up to a dozen off-duty officers. McCann took the unusual step of naming other off-duty officers who were at the party but were not charged nor who apparently cooperated.