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Cudahy dispatcher taken into custody, placed on unpaid leave, accused of misconduct in office

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CUDAHY — Cudahy’s chief of police said in a statement to FOX6 News Wednesday, August 10th a Cudahy Police Department dispatcher has been placed on unpaid administrative leave — accused of misconduct in public office.

Melissa Mueller

Melissa Mueller

According to Cudahy Police Chief Thomas Poellot, on Friday, July 29th, an internal investigation began.

On August 3rd, the matter was referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.

On August 9th, the Cudahy dispatcher, Melissa Mueller, was taken into custody by investigators with the DA’s Office for misconduct in public office.

Mueller is now on unpaid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the criminal and internal investigations.

Mueller also works as a spokeswoman for the Cudahy Police Department.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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