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Minocqua police chief resigns


MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News Service) - The police chief in Minocqua has resigned, after the community reached a settlement with his former administrative assistant. The town board accepted Andy Gee's resignation Wednesday night after six years as chief.

The town reached a 100-thousand dollar settlement with his former aide Julie Mager. Gee had suspended Mager, and was planning to have her fired.

Media reports said Mager accused the chief of shouting so loudly at her, it could be heard throughout the police station. She claimed Gee discriminated against her, and intimidated her.

Gee cited personal reasons for his resignation, and said that his resignation is in the best interests of the police department. He leaves with a letter of recommendation from the town board and severance pay worth six months of his usual pay and benefits totalling $43,500.

Lieutenant Dave Jaeger will temporarily lead the Minocqua police department until permanent chief can be hired.