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Charge dropped after police officer resigns

By: Associated Press//June 22, 2011//

Charge dropped after police officer resigns

By: Associated Press//June 22, 2011//

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Curtis Schollmeier
Curtis Schollmeier

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Caledonia police officer accused of pointing his handgun at another officer has resigned and the charge has been dropped.

Officer Curtis Schollmeier had been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly pointing his department-issued gun at the back of another officer in 2008.

The incident happened after several officers had teased Schollmeier about maintenance work he performed on department squad cars.

The Journal Times reports Schollmeier submitted his resignation Monday. He had been on administrative leave since December when the charge was filed.

District Attorney Michael Nieskes wrote that having Schollmeier off the department provides a greater benefit to the public than prosecuting him. A judge accepted the arrangement.

His attorney said Schollmeier plans to pursue a non-law-enforcement career.

Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com

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