The AG says releasing the list could jeopardize officers’ safety. Experts call that far-fetched.
The police department had responded to a request by heavily redacting investigation documents into alleged misconduct of one of its officers.
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The La Crosse Police Department had initially rejected a records request on an ex-police officer.
The Badger Project is suing the La Crosse Police Department for refusing to release public records regarding a former officer who resigned in lieu of resignation in 2019.