Sheriff’s Office: MPD officer accused of driving drunk “held badge out window” when he was pulled over

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer was arrested -- accused of driving drunk over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to a release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Michael Boden

Michael Boden

Sheriff's officials said around 6:15 a.m. on January 1st, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 52-year-old Michael Boden -- a Milwaukee police officer -- near Glenview and Bluemound for a lane deviation.

According to the release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Boden refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests, and he "held a badge out the window" when he was pulled over.

Sheriff's officials said his police firearm was in the backseat of the vehicle.

He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for a blood draw -- and issued citations for DUI -- first offense and deviation from a designated lane.

He has not yet been officially charged.

In a statement, an MPD spokesman said an internal investigation has been initiated, and the officer faces departmental discipline.

Milwaukee Police Department

Milwaukee Police Department

Some said they're disheartened to learn of the allegations against a police officer.

"It's extremely disappointing.  I definitely think they should be following their own advice and not driving around drunk," Jamie Runde said.

"It`s kind of a sad thing, a slap in the face for the police department," Dave Siebenbrodt said.


  • melerod109

    Of course she held the badge out the window trying to use his blue privilege thank goodness they did not let him

  • #whitelivesmattermorebecausetheypayforstuff

    Yes he should face the music. Let’s put him before one of these judges that gives probation to the “urban youth” committing felony after felony. If car jackings and aggravated battery gets you a weekend in jail and a $150 fine (all while costing tax payers untold millions and instilling fear in productive citizens) then a simple DUI that affected NOBODY should get this guy a reward and a promotion.

    • bosszaraki

      Or how about you stop trying to analyze case by case and just punish this law breaker. People in charge of policing laws should follow said laws. Hopefully he doesn’t get a judge who lets cops get away with anything.

  • marcus wilson

    of course you don’t give this drunk any slack. he is paid to uphold the very laws he broke. he f[ashed his badge to try and get out of going to jail, kudos the the deputy that arrested him instead of pencil whipping it through. I know that if I break a law I deserve the penalties of that action. Clayton you KNOW if you were drunk and got pulled over you would be arrested not given any lee way just because of who you are smh

  • 2017willbebetter

    I love it when cops try stuff like this-just like when they stop a famous person and the person sputters do you know who I am? I’d love to be the arresting officer and say “Yup, I sure enough do. You are a law breaker, and it is my duty to protect and serve the law-abiders from you.”

  • KR

    So he refused to take a breathalyzer? I believe it is state statute that if you refuse, it’s a mandatory 1 year Interlock device in your vehicle. I hope the rules apply to him as well.

  • Metal Maniac

    This is just the tip of the iceberg of the MPD. They are criminal enterprise run by Flynn and supported by fellow gang member Tom Barrett.

  • cf

    I don’t know why this is so surprising. JSOnline did a big story regarding Milwaukee Police officers who were chronic law breakers from drunk driving, domestic violence, to crimes committed while on duty and how they never faced charges nor did they lose their jobs. Police officers are some of the biggest law breakers we have here in America..

  • Jedd klampett

    They should give him a slap on the wrist and tell him not to do it again, then put him out on the street asap to battle the influx of robbing, car jacking black teenagers that have destroyed this city. That should trigger a couple liberal lefty cop hatters.

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