Sex­ual ha­rass­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The Mil­wau­kee Po­lice De­part­ment wants out­siders to in­ves­ti­gate the as­sis­tant chief.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Front Page - Bruce Viel­metti Dar­ryl En­riquez of the USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - NOW News Group con­trib­uted to this re­port.

The war­den of Mil­wau­kee Se­cure De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity down­town has left his job af­ter an ar­rest for shoplift­ing.

Ron­ald K. Mal­one, 60, of Oak Creek, had been in charge of the state-run fa­cil­ity since 2015. The de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity, op­er­ated by the De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions, is meant to house peo­ple ar­rested on sus­pected vi­o­la­tions of pro­ba­tion or ex­tended su­per­vi­sion con­di­tions.

But many in­mates wind up spend­ing weeks or even sev­eral months in win­dow­less cells of the high-rise build­ing that looms over I-43 at State Street. Crit­ics have called for it to be shut down.

Ac­cord­ing to Oak Creek po­lice records, the Wood­man’s store in Oak Creek had been ac­cu­mu­lat­ing ev­i­dence of Mal­one leav­ing the store with­out pay­ing for items sev­eral times be­fore con­tact­ing po­lice af­ter the fourth in­ci­dent on Oct. 14.

The shoplifted items in­cluded things like a bot­tle of Aleve and a box of Fe­breze.

Po­lice ar­rested Mal­one at his Oak Creek home Oct. 27. Oak Creek mu­nic­i­pal court records in­di­cate Mal­one paid a $250 fine for a shoplift­ing ci­ta­tion from an Oct. 14 in­ci­dent.

He an­nounced his re­tire­ment Nov. 1 ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately, DOC spokesman Tris­tan Cook said Fri­day.

Mal­one joined the DOC in 1988, left in 2001 and re­turned in 2011, Cook said. Mal­one was paid about $103,000 an­nu­ally as war­den at the Mil­wau­kee Se­cure De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity.

Cook said Racine Cor­rec­tional In­sti­tu­tion War­den Paul Kem­per will serve as act­ing war­den at the Mil­wau­kee Se­cure De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity un­til the po­si­tion is filled.

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