MADISON (WKOW) -- The officer involved in a deadly shooting last year has turned in his resignation.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison's Office of the City Attorney announced just after noon on Monday that police officer Stephen Heimsness has agreed to resign from the Madison Police Department and Police Chief Noble Wray has asked the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners(PFC) to dismiss the complaint he filed asking that Heimsness be fired.
Chief Wray claimed Heimsness violated department rules by using defamatory language and using a squad-car based computer messaging system inappropriately.
The charges cite incidents that happened in the months prior to Heimsness shooting and killing an unarmed Paul Heenan, in November 2012, when Heimsness said Heenan went for his gun.
Heimsness was cleared by police investigators and the Dane County District Attorney's Office in that case.
Documents from the Office of the City Attorney show Heimsness will resign effective November 23, 2013.
He will file a Duty Disability Application and Wray states he will not object to the approval of that application. If the application is approved, Heimsness will receive benefits providing to a retiring employee.