Milwaukee police officer arrested, fired for obstructing homicide investigation

CREATED May. 8, 2012 - UPDATED: May. 8, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - A probationary Milwaukee police officer was arrested on a state charge of obstructing an officer, the Milwaukee police department said.

Danielle Scott, 22, is accused of providing false information regarding a homicide investigation.  The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case.

"I have lost confidence in her ability to serve on the Milwaukee Police Department and I have terminated her employment," Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said.

According to the Department, Scott served as a police aide before becoming a police officer in October and graduating from the police academy in March.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case against her.

Police sources told TODAY'S TMJ4 that officer is dating a man arrested for gunning down another man in a violent car jacking.

Russell Setum was shot to death and his mother was also shot.  Sources say officer Scott was found at the suspect's home.  No charges have been filed yet.

The two have a child together.

Meanwhile, police say Chief Flynn discharged sergeant Christopher Gull last week.  According to police, "Gull displayed sexually explicit photos and made inappropriate comments to co-workers and subordinates while on duty."

Gull had 16 years of service with MPD and was a sergeant assigned to the Technical Communications Division.

Chief Flynn is expected to answer questions about the recent discharges of personnel Wednesday afternoon.