Town of Beloit to discuss charges

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
— A disciplinary hearing has been scheduled for a Town of Beloit Police Department officer.

The town’s ad hoc police and fire disciplinary review committee will talk about formal charges filed by Police Chief John Wilson against officer Chris Luzinksi, an agenda states. Luzinski formerly was a detective with the department.

The committee could go into closed session to talk about the charges.

The Gazette has requested a copy of the complaint.

The complaint follows a string of complaints and lawsuits related to the police department.

In December, officer Mike Bogdonas agreed to a 38-day suspension in a settlement prior to a disciplinary hearing.

In March, former Sgt. Willie Abbeglen filed a lawsuit against the department in federal court. The suit claims Wilson made racial comments and demoted Abbeglen in retaliation for a memo written to Wilson by the police union.

Abbeglen retired in February. Also in February, the owner of a Beloit towing company filed a lawsuit in federal court. The suit claims Wilson made racial slurs and discriminated against the towing company owner, who is black.

Luzinski’s hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday.

Last updated: 1:22 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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