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Town of Beloit, officer reach settlement

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Gazette Staff
November 25, 2009
— Attorneys for the town of Beloit and police officer Mike Bogdonas have reached a settlement.

Bogdonas was accused of behaving in a manner unbecoming an officer, being disloyal to the police department and lying, according to a complaint filed Sept. 22.


The Town of Beloit Police and Fire Disciplinary Review Committee met briefly Tuesday morning, but the two parties had already reached a settlement, said Bob Museus, town administrator.


The committee met briefly and accepted the settlement, Museus said.


Details of the settlement will not be released to The Janesville Gazette until it files an open records request, Museus said. The Gazette will file such a request, Editor Scott Angus said.


However, Museus said that Bogdonas would continue to be a full-time officer in the department.


Town of Beloit Police Chief John Wilson filed the charges after a resident filed a complaint July 12.


According to the complaint, Bogdonas allegedly talked about his personal life during a response to a domestic incident. He also allegedly told an accused batterer he would have done the same thing, talked about internal matters at the police department and the town, and told a family member that if he wasnt a cop, hed probably punch his mother-in-law in the head.



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