KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain is currently on administrative leave, according to a department official.
KCSD Chief Deputy Marc Levin confirmed the leave Wednesday night after questioning from Supervisor Zach Rodriguez. The confirmation came during Wednesday's county Judiciary and Law Committee meeting.
Rodriguez asked whether the sheriff's department had put a deputy on leave during the supervisor's comments portion of the meeting.
Rumors about it he had heard elsewhere prior to Wednesday's committee meeting led to his line of questioning, he explained.
"If we could get something from the leadership at your department officials as to confirm or deny that with or without a reason as to why that individual is on administrative leave," Rodriguez requested.
"Yes, we do have a captain on administrative leave," Levin responded. "Any further information will have to be solicited through the HR department."
Body camera update
Later in the meeting, Kenosha County Sheriff's Department Lt. Eric Klinkhammer gave the committee an update on the department getting body cameras for deputies.
According to Klinkhammer, the department is currently in the process of "testing capability" of its systems with one company that could potentially serve as the provider of the cameras.
The department hopes to start rolling out body cameras to personnel by April or May of this year.
The Observer will update this story with quotes, audio and other general details from the meeting tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 4).