Felony Charge Filed Against Former Mayville Police Chief

6/20/17 – Formal charges of felony Misconduct in Office have been filed in Dodge County court against the former Mayville Police Chief. Chris MacNeill stepped down in March after 17 years with the department. MacNeill reportedly altered documents in 2011 to help the family member of a former Mayville police officer get into the army, changing the report from being a “drug possession” case to a “medication violation.” The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating. MacNeill defended that decision but denied knowledge as the why the six-page report is now missing two pages though he nonetheless took responsibility. The changes were apparently made so that the teenager could get into the military. Former Mayville Police Chief William Linzenmeyer, who retired six-months after the pill incident, brought the altered document to the attention of the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. Watertown police interviewed Linzenmeyer at his home and he said that he warned MacNeill that if he changed the report he would be fired. Linzenmeyer was not able to explain why he waited until 2016 to report the records change nor could he explain why he signed military documents that the teenager busted with drugs had no record. MacNeill is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on June 26.