Green Bay Police to Release Findings of Wicklund Investigation - WBAY

Green Bay Police to Release Findings of Wicklund Investigation

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Action 2 News has learned Green Bay Police will release findings of its investigation into Officer Derek Wicklund tomorrow morning.

Police are planning to hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police launched an internal investigation nearly three months ago, after Wicklund arrested a man outside a downtown bar April 19th. A person in the crowd took video of the arrest and posted it online. The video went viral, prompting passionate responses from people around the country. Some said Wicklund used excessive force and called for him to be fired. Others thought the arrest was appropriate and he did the right thing.

In the video, Wicklund is seen pushing a man into a squad car, tackling him to the ground, and apparently hitting him twice while detaining him.

Police conducted their own internal investigation immediately after the incident. They also asked the Training and Standards Bureau of the Department of Justice to review the arrest to see if the tactics used were consistent with academy training. The Bureau sent its final report to Green Bay Police July 1st. The police chief reviewed it and gave the final report to Wicklund, who had 12 days to review it before it could be released to the public.

Action 2 News will be at the news conference Tuesday and bring you details as we learn them on our website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

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