Wisconsin deputy demoted, another resigns over Facebook posting www.privateofficer.com
Wisconsin deputies demoted after Facebook video incident
The video taken last month shows the deputies burning a uniformed effigy propped against a small cross. A woman at one point says the burning cross has a “KKK aspect to it.”
Calumet County Sheriff Jerry Pagel said Tuesday that Deputy Jennifer Bass resigned and Wendy Schmitz has been demoted to dispatcher. Bass had been a jailer and Schmitz had been an investigative sergeant.
The sheriff says both women called the burning a “stress reliever.” Notes bearing names of the sheriff and other officers were affixed to the dummy.