Police Notes: Oct. 1

Oct. 1, 2013

Area police officer

charged with misconduct

Greenfield — A Greenfield police officer has been charged with misconduct by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for allegedly carrying a woman in custody to her cell and letting her down roughly, resulting in bruises.

If convicted, the officer, Thomas Roszak, 30, faces a maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine or three and a half years in prison or both.

According to the complaint:

The incident happened July 27 at the Greenfield Law Enforcement Center, 5300 W. Layton Ave.

Roszak was helping in the arrest and booking of Amanda Luke, suspected of drunken driving and fleeing police. She allegedly refused to return to a holding cell and then placed her hands on Roszak's chest and, using profanity, said she hated him.

Roszak allegedly responded by picking her up in the torso area with both hands, carrying her across a hallway to the cell, and flinging her into the cell. She fell against a steel stool affixed to the floor before landing on the floor.

Roszak then allegedly called her a profane name and closed the cell door without checking to see if she was hurt.

Surveillance cameras captured audio and video of the incident.

His alleged actions are deemed to have exceeded the reasonable use of force under the circumstances.

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