Hearing to be held in firing of DOJ officer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Workforce Development says Wisconsin's whistleblower law may have been violated when a special agent was fired after alleging that his boss was illegally making and selling guns.
The DWD determined that two complaints lodged by Bethards should go to a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Bethards reported a year ago that Jay Smith, the head of the Division of Criminal Investigation's Superior office, was illegally making and selling guns to fellow law enforcement officers and possessed a stolen machine gun.
No charges were filed against Smith following a federal investigation.