Viroqua mayor files disciplinary charges against police chief

Police chief put on administrative leave

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) – Viroqua Police Chief Richard Niedfeldt is on paid administrative leave.

Viroqua’s mayor, Justin Running, confirmed to News 8 Now that he filed disciplinary charges with Viroqua’s Police and Fire Commission against Niedfeldt.

Mayor Running says this is the result of a months-long external investigation. Running says he’s hoping for a resolution on this “sensitive matter” but would not comment on the charges.

News 8 Now will provide updates to this developing story as more details become available.