- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - An outside audit has found no evidence to back up a La Crosse police officer’s claims of retaliation and a hostile work environment.

The city hired an independent consultant to examine complaints raised by Officer Nate Poke that haven’t been made public. The report was released Monday.

The La Crosse Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1J25iof ) that the consultant’s report is so heavily redacted that it’s impossible to identify Poke’s claims or decipher most of the content. The names of at least 11 officers who were interviewed were deleted.

Poke raised his complaints in September, about a month after the department began an internal investigation into reports of possible misconduct involving Poke, who was then a high-profile neighborhood response officer.

Poke is on leave and no longer working as a neighborhood response officer.



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Information from: La Crosse Tribune, https://www.lacrossetribune.com

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