1997 WISCONSIN ACT 176
An Act to amend 66.312 (3); and to create 946.66 of the statutes; relating to: false complaints of police misconduct and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
66.312 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.312 (3) Citizen complaint procedure. Each person in charge of a law enforcement agency shall prepare in writing and make available for public scrutiny a specific procedure for processing and resolving a complaint by any person regarding the conduct of a law enforcement officer employed by the agency. The writing prepared under this subsection shall include a conspicuous notification of the prohibition and penalty under s. 946.66.
946.66 of the statutes is created to read:
946.66 False complaints of police misconduct. (1) In this section:
(a) “Complaint" means a complaint that is filed as part of a procedure established under s. 66.312 (3).
(b) “Law enforcement officer" has the meaning given in s. 165.85 (2) (c).
(2) Whoever knowingly makes a false complaint regarding the conduct of a law enforcement officer is subject to a Class A forfeiture.