Burlington Police officer under investigation for sexual harassment

A Burlington Police officer is under investigation for sexual harassment, among other infractions, according to a news release from the police department. 

Police said they are investigating allegations against Sgt. Matthew Baumhardt from July 29, including sexual harassment, neglect of duty, unbecoming conduct and non-conformance to law. 

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is also handling a related criminal investigation. 

Baumhardt was hired by the Burlington Police in 2011. 

He was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 1. 

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