Former coworker: 'Never had a problem' with suspect in Town of Geneva case

CREATED Jun 25, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - No comment from West Allis Police about their former employee, or the investigation at his West Allis apartment.

Steve Zelich has not worked for West Allis P-D for more than a dozen years.

But he has used his police experience to do security work.

Jeremy Reis did security work with Zelich a couple of years ago.

"Never had a problem with him, he was a very nice guy," said Reis in an interview with TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson.

Benson: Did he talk about being a former police officer?

Reis: Occasionally, but not really. We never got into that. It was more a working relationship.

Benson: So when you see his name in the news, you're thinking what?

Reis: Crazy, I was taken a back because I would never have thought it.

Zelich resigned from the police department in 2001. Police have not said why he resigned.