Former Mayville Police Chief Arraigned On Misconduct Charges

8/11/17 – The former Mayville Police Chief was in a Dodge County courtroom yesterday for a preliminary hearing on felony Misconduct in Office charges. Chris MacNeill waived his right to a preliminary hearing and then entered a not guilty plea at a subsequent arraignment hearing. MacNeill stepped down in March after 17 years with the department. The 48-year-old reportedly altered documents in 2011 to help the family member of a Mayville police officer get into the army, changing the report from being a “drug possession” case to a “medication violation.” That police officer is now the Cudahy police chief. MacNeill defended that decision but denied knowledge as to 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 last year. MacNeill has a telephone scheduling conference on the calendar later this month.