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Mayor in Northern Wis. town wants police chief dismissed

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PHILLIPS (WKOW) – The mayor of a north central Wisconsin city has filed a complaint against the police chief.

WSAW-TV reports Phillips Mayor Charles Peterson is accusing Chief David Sonntag of intentionally falsifying legal documents in 2012 and illegally pulling over a citizen in 2013. He wants the chief to be suspended and, after a review, fired.

Sonntag, who has been chief for nine years, told the station he has been advised not to comment. The mayor tells The Associated Press that city officials have also been asked not to comment.

The complaint, filed Feb. 18, is being reviewed by the police review committee. They have brought in an attorney from Madison to help with the investigation.

A public hearing is scheduled for March 11.

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