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Shorewood board president defends position after run-ins with police

Posted at 10:02 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 23:29:03-05

SHOREWOOD — A Shorewood resident called for an investigation into the conduct of the Village Board President after recent run-ins with West Allis Police.

Police reports show Board President Allison Rozek had more than one contact with officers from the West Allis Police Department when she was visiting a man she was dating in the area.

In one of the incidents, officers write in their report that Rozek was intoxicated and told them that she was “the boss of the Police Chief in Shorewood.” In that incident police report, they were called to the house of her ex-boyfriend because Rozek refused to leave.

Rozek was never arrested or charged with a crime but recent media reports forced her to address the situation with a statement on Facebook before Monday night’s board meeting.

In the statement, she said in part "In regards to the personal incidents reported by the news, the reports contained incomplete information from those events and statements in the reports were taken out of context." She also addressed her future with the board saying "I have not, nor do I plan to, resign from the elected position of Village President."

At Monday’s meeting, one resident said during open comments that she would like the incident looked into.

“Does the village board have a process or procedure for reviewing and evaluating conduct, conflict of interest, and or performance for fellow board members?”

While another resident supported Rozek by saying “think twice when you want to bring the public or the private into the public sector because she’s done an outstanding job representing this village.”

Rozek was elected to the Shorewood Village Board in 2018. She says she continues to live in the village, co-parenting her teenage son with her husband that she has been separated from for 20 months.

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