The town of campbell is
moving forward with an investigation
into their embattled police chief.
Tim Kelemen kell-ah-men has been on leave since mid-June.
accused of signing up a local activist for online
websites including insurance.
dating and porn sites.
Now the town board wants to take a closer look at
News 8's Mark McPherson is live in our newsroom with
The board went into closed session for about an hour
then voted unanimously to hire an independent investigator.
The board voted to hire Frank Doherty.
a la crosse attorney.
Doherty will investigate everything.
and have access to witnesses.
police files and even the chief.
He has no specific rules or directions from the board.
other than finding the truth.
He's looking for, to try to find out what was done,
what's the context it was done in and potentially
look at what, if anything, should happen next.
Doherty is a lawyer for Hale Skemp in La Crosse.
and is the Town of Shelby lawyer.
Smith says it's not unusual to hire a lawyer for these
types of investigations.
and not law enforcement.
The board thinks Doherty is the right person to handle
this particular case.
Good reputation, straight shooter, has no connection
at all with what's going on here and that's an important
thing and you want somebody with that background,
I think, to come to the table and give recommendations
Doherty's work is separate from the criminal investigation
looking into whether Kelemen broke any laws.
The board expects this investigation to take a couple
but there is no specific time table.
?how will the board use the information collected
during Doherty's investigation?
The board will review the information.
and *if* they decide punishment is necessary.
they will then create a committee that will decide