12-23-20 two fdl police lieutenants

Two members of the Fond  du Lac police department administrative team are currently not working in the Department after one was suspended and the other is on leave.   Fond du Lac Police Chief  Bill Lamb told WFDL news Lieutenant Tyler Tikkanen is currently serving a disciplinary suspension and Lieutenant Ed Wenzel is on personal leave.  Lamb says while Lieutenant Tikkanen has received discipline the matter is not complete and he cannot comment further on the matter.   Lamb says he cannot confirm or deny if any employee is subject to an internal investigation.   Meanwhile, two  Fond du Lac police officers who were placed on paid administrative leave in October are no longer with the Department.   Lamb says officer Mark Medema resigned November 30 to pursue other employment opportunities.  He says detective Steve Kaufman retired October 12.  Lamb would not say why the officers were placed on administrative leave.  Meanwhile  Fond du Lac police detective Bill Ledger has been on paid administrative leave for more than four months as  an investigation continues.   Earlier this summer  representatives for United for Diversity and Ebony Vision met with Lamb regarding an officer’s conduct involving the black community stemming from a Facebook post the officer made.  All of this comes as the police department asks the public for permission to add six new police officers to the force as part of a public safety referendum on the April election ballot.

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