BOARD OF POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSIONERSOF THE CITY OF MADISONCOMPLAINT
Filed against a commissioned officer of the City of MadisonPolice Department by the City of Madison Police Chief pursuantto § 62.13(5), Wis. Stats., and Rule 6 of the Board.POLICE CHIEF NOBLE L. WRAY,Complainant,v.POLICE OFFICER STEPHEN HEIMSNESS,Respondent.
STATEMENT OF CHARGES
I, Noble L. Wray, Chief of the Police Department of the City of Madison, Wisconsin do herebystate the following charges as a Complaint against Police Officer Stephen Heimsness, a subordinate,commissioned officer of the City of Madison Police Department:I.
DEPARTMENTAL RULES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN VIOLATED
The following rules, contained in the indicated sections of the Manual of Policy, Regulations andProcedures of the Madison Police Department (MPD Rules), were applicable to and governed the conductof Police Officer Heimsness at all times stated herein and relevant hereto, and read in relevant part asfollows:
2-203 EQUAL PROTECTION
Members of the department shall not act in such a manner as to deprive anymember of the community of the equal protection of the laws, and shall notevidence bias in the performance of their duties.This regulation is intended to prohibit omissions, as well as specific actions
which are based on citizens‟ race, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin,
sexual orientation, political or fraternal affiliation, or economic status. Equalityof treatment requires uniform, and fair treatment of all individuals.This regulation is also intended to prohibit officers from being involved inenforcement decisions, follow-up investigations, assisting in prosecutions or anyother law enforcement functions that involve a family member, relative, friend or important relationship. The purpose of this regulation is to prevent even theappearance of bias on the part of the officer.