Off-duty Milwaukee Police Detective arrested for sexual assault, police say

Another "off-duty sworn MPD member" was also arrested just hours earlier.
Milwaukee Police Headquarters
Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 19, 2023

MILWAUKEE — An off-duty Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) detective was arrested for sexual assault on Thursday, police say.

Milwaukee police say they are investigating a sexual assault investigation that occurred around 12:30 a.m. near Water and Buffalo.

Police said an off-duty MPD "member" was arrested regarding a sexual assault allegation. The "member" was placed on full suspension.

According to the arrest record, the detective was taken into custody early Thursday morning. In the report, officers say an unnamed woman claimed the detective “slapped her on the buttocks” and then “reached under her clothing squeeze her buttocks…” and “she felt the back of the detective's hand touch her vaginal area.” The report says the woman had a panic attack and had to be escorted outside. During an interview with police, the officer on the scene said the woman was shaking and crying during their interview.

The detective was released on a $250 cash bail later Thursday morning, according to documents acquired by the I-Team. The investigation will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office (DA). The DA's Office tells the I-Team it has not filed charges yet.

Until the DA files formal charges, TMJ4 News will not use the officer's name.

In an unrelated incident, a second MPD employee was arrested just hours earlier.

An "off-duty sworn MPD member" was arrested in the 3700 block of W. Miller Ln. just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday "regarding a battery allegation," police tell TMJ4.

The member has been placed on administrative duty, and an investigation is ongoing.

TMJ4 News is working to learn more details about both arrests.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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