Arrest Means More Training for Green Bay Police

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay officer who was recorded throwing a man to the ground during an arrest has been cleared of wrongdoing, but police are using the experience as a teaching tool for its officers and new recruits.

Police acknowledge that better communication skills could have kept the April 19th incident from escalating.

Officer Derek Wicklund was recorded shoving a 29-year-old against a parked car, throwing him to the ground and punching him.

A police investigation concluded that Wicklund didn't use excessive force, but it also found that Wicklund and other officers could have handled the incident better.

Police Capt. Bill Galvin says after Wicklund and another officer were recommended for additional communications training, the department decided to make the training available to all patrol officers.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 267861361 - wsaw.com/a?a=267861361