Mayville Council Rejects Claim By Former Police Officer

(Mayville) The Mayville Common Council Monday night rejected a claim for compensation from a former city police officer. Attorneys for Mark Forster say that Police Chief Ryan Vossekuil broke a confidentiality agreement in Forster’s 2016 resignation. In August, Vossekuil wrote a letter to the city clerk and Dodge County Sheriff about a possible conflict of interest on the city council, where Forster’s wife is an alderperson. In that letter Vossekuil mentioned that he investigated an alleged incident of misconduct by Forster while Forster was employed as an officer. Forster maintains that the mere mention of the alleged misconduct broke the confidentiality agreement. The claim he is seeking is higher than the $65-thousand dollars first reported. Alderman Bob Smith tells WBEV-WXRO that the total being sought is now for $750-thousand dollars. Smith also says that the city’s insurance lawyer has advised the council that the potential lawsuit has merit. With this week’s rejection of the claim by the council, Forster could file a lawsuit against the city at any time.