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For 2nd time in a week, a Milwaukee police officer has been arrested for DUI

MILWAUKEE -- For the second time in a week, a Milwaukee police officer has been arrested for DUI.

It happened on Sunday morning, January 8th on I-43 southbound at Locust Street.

Anthony Rivera

Anthony Rivera

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, 43-year-old Anthony Rivera, a Milwaukee police officer was arrested for his first DUI offense after crashing his vehicle along 25 feet of guard rail and five wooden posts.

The arrest occurred around 1:30 a.m. 

You'll recall -- a Milwaukee police officer was accused of driving drunk early on New Year's Day -- last Sunday, January 1st.

FOX6 News last week obtained dash camera video showing his arrest.

It is a bizarre video in which the officer accused the Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy of stopping him out of revenge -- indicating the two have known each other for decades.

The video begins with the deputy pulling over a truck that was swerving near 83rd and Bluemound early on Sunday, January 1st.

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

Michael Boden

Michael Boden

Eventually the driver, identified as Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden stepped back with the deputy -- wanting no part in a field sobriety test.

The video shows the deputy asked Boden to put his hands at his side.

"I'm not gonna do that," Boden said.

"You don't wanna do it? You wanna refuse?" the deputy asked.

"I'm not refusing. I'm not doing it," Boden said.

Boden's reason for the refusal was that the traffic stop was done out of revenge.

"You and I have gone down this path a long time ago," Boden said.

"Yeah, how much have you had to drink? No, it`s not payback," the deputy said.

"It`s payback," Boden said.

"It`s not payback. What do you want me to do?" the deputy said.

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

A spokesman with the Milwaukee Police Department said an internal investigation is underway, adding that Boden faces discipline from the department.

The video shows a lieutenant eventually arrived and asked the officer why he wasn't comlying.

"I`ve known him for, what? 25, 20 years?" Boden said.

"Known who?" the lieutenant asked.

"This man, and I`ve known him to not be a very good person," Boden said.

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

When asked whether Boden and the deputy have any history, a spokeswoman with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office pointed to a specific point in the video.

"Andy. Payback," Boden said.

"Who's Andy?" the deputy asked.

"You," Boden said.

"I'm not Andy..." the deputy said.

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

Dash camera video showing arrest of Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Boden

Nevertheless, the video shows Boden said he's not doing any test -- not for the deputy and not for his supervisor.

"I have no idea why I was pulled over," Boden said.'

"So you weren`t drinking or you were drinking?" the lieutenant asked.

"I have no idea," Boden said.

This would be Boden's first OWI.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said he could face additional misdemeanor charges, including having a gun in the car while intoxicated.

Officials with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office said they're waiting for results from the Crime Lab before deciding what charges will be filed.

11 comments

  • 2017willbebetter

    Wow. It always surprises me to see cops and firemen get DUI’s. They see the carnage drunk driving can do every day at their jobs-the deaths, maiming, ruining of so many lives.

    • Sorrynotsorrys

      Why are you surprised? They see the carnage drunk driving, and every other crime committed, that someone could possibly do, every day at their jobs-the deaths, maiming, ruining of so many lives, without getting the proper time to seek help, the proper support from their employer, and shamed for needing or asking for help.

      Why on earth would this suprise you? I hope he gets the help he needs and deserves, and gets the opportunity to continue on with his career.

      It’s too bad that the media pounces on these officers like this. Sad really..

      • 2017willbebetter

        Sorrynotsorrys they chose the job they can always quit. Many people all over the world quit stressful jobs and start over. I’m glad the media reports it just like any other drunk driver.

    • SomeAreBornLucky

      We are one. We are all human. We all make mistakes. All at times lucky & times not. Cops are 99.999% bringers of bad luck, 0.001% they actually stop a crime (by pure good luck). Generally just flies stealing my money, and laying eggs on my insurance rate. Thanks for nothing.

  • Jenny

    Too much stress with all the ghetto carnage. Let them all go with a ticket and a slap on the wrist just like the ghetto thugs.

    • Opinion8d

      @ Jenny’s a ding dong…… That’s quite a clear argument you make -NOT! Jenny’s commentary is about what goes on in Milwaukee and how they treat true criminals. People who commit armed robbery, steal cars, reckless run from police, etc. and when caught, and have nothing happen to them.

  • marcus wilson.

    These officers when hired take an oath to up hold the laws of the state. Driving drunk violates that oath. One could argue that stress causes these public safety individuals to drink but it’s a flimsy excuse. They are aware of what could happen to innocent people by drunks that drive drunk and yet they try to use their position that they are innocent and above the law. They knew the risks of driving drunk when they pop that first cap off a bottle, they are no better then you or I. Failure to perform a sobriety test makes them guilty and a blood draw will determine the amount of inebreation. Jail time is warranted not a slap on the wrist. If we were to let this drunk go what kind of standard does this set for the rest of us?

    • 2017willbebetter

      I hear you loud and clear Marcus! Just because er Docs see people put their hands into a blender does not mean they run home and do THAT because of stress. To top it off this cop sounds rather like an arrogant person, who feels he was singled out.

  • SomeAreBornLucky

    Ha. Yep. I think it is hypocritical that peoples life’s are ruined by such minor infractions. For the pre-crimes of alcohol and drug offenses. Stop the war on the people struggling during their human experience. No one is exempt. Well I suppose those who can afford self driving cars – The rich, but it has always been that way. The poor bear the mark of Ouroboros 🙂

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