(Mayville) Details surrounding the civil lawsuit brought forth by a former Mayville police officer against the city and its chief of police are coming to light in documents obtained by WBEV-WXRO. Mark Forster is suing for reinstatement of his job with full salary and back pay including lost compensation, earnings, wages and benefits. Forster had brought a claim for compensation that was seeking in excess of $700-thousand dollars in November. The city’s common council voted down the claim in February.
The civil suit states that a 12-percent simple interest rate has been accruing per year since Foster’s claim and proof of loss was delivered to the city’s insurance company. Attorneys for Forster say a confidentiality agreement in their client’s 2016 resignation was broken and as a result all parties shall return to the status quo as it existed prior to the agreement. The suit states that Police Chief Ryan Vossekuil failed to act in good faith by disclosing the facts leading to Forster’s resignation to the city clerk, Dodge County Sheriff and Watertown police detectives.
When contacted by WBEV-WXRO for comment, Forster’s attorneys said they do wish to speak to the lawsuit at this time. The lawsuit was filed on March 23 and the city’s insurance company has 45 days to respond. If no response is given, the suit states that the court may grant judgement in favor of Forster’s requests.