Complaint filed against Neenah Police Chief

By Kendra Sommer | kendra.sommer@wearegreenbay.com

Published 08/16 2016 05:37PM

Updated 08/17 2016 06:47AM

Family and friends of Michael Funk lodged a complaint against Neenah Police Chief, Kevin Wilkinson on Tuesday.
 
The complaint is critical of Wilkinson and his handling of the shooting that claimed Michael Funk's life back in December.
 
Two officers shot Funk after he escaped from an armed hostage take over at Eagle Nation Cycles.
 
"I'm not happy with a lot of the answers that have been put out there,"  Eagle Nation Hostage, Michael Petersen said.
 
The group lodging the complaint felt that their voices have not been heard and a lot remains unanswered regarding Funk's death. 
 
"Again, this is another part of the chain of command that we are going to be working with and that's dealing with the Chief of Police," Michael Funk's Friend, Kay Reetz said. 
 
Local 5 News reached out to Chief Wilkinson multiple times Tuesday for a comment and we did not hear back. 
 
According to Neenah's City Attorney, Jim Godlewski the complaint has not been filed yet. 
 
"It has to be served and that has not happened yet and under state law the police commission has authority over complaints like this," Godlewski said.
 
Local 5 News also reached out to the Neenah Police Department's Police Commissioner and he said he could not comment on the issue.

 

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