Common Council Authorizes City Administrator to File Charges Against Police Chief

OnFocus – The City of Marshfield Common Council met tonight and unanimously authorized City Administrator Steve Barg to proceed with filing charges with the Police & Fire Commission against Marshfield Police Chief Rick Gramza.

According to State Statue 62.13, each city with populations over 4,000 shall have a board of police and fire commissioners consisting of 5 citizens. The citizens are appointed by the Mayor annually between the first Monday of April and the first Monday of May. Each member in the City of Marshfield is appointed for a 5-year term. The appointment is approved by the Common Council. Only this governing body has the authority to hire or fire a Chief of Police. After Barg files the charges against Gramza, the PFC will then hold a hearing about the case.

On November 6, 2020, the City was advised that City of Marshfield Chief of Police Rick Gramza will be facing criminal charges involving misconduct in office, fourth degree sexual assault, and disorderly conduct. Gramza made his initial court appearance on December 23.

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