Correctional officer accused in videotaping incident resigns

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The correctional officer under arrest for placing a surveillance camera in the women’s locker room at the Milwaukee County Jail has resigned.  He had been on administrative leave during the investigation per Civil Service rules.

According to officials, a female correctional officer in the Milwaukee County Jail reported that she observed a male correctional officer exit the female locker room. Following the report, Sheriff Clarke ordered an investigation.

A subsequent investigation turned up recording equipment in the male correctional officer’s locker that was recording from a wireless camera he planted in the women’s locker room.

Detectives arrested the correctional officer and are conducting an investigation.

According to authorities, the correctional officer has been employed since June 2008.

The Sheriff recommended that the correctional officer be terminated in 2011 for harassment of a female employee. However, the Personnel Review Board (PRB) overruled the Sheriff’s recommendation and gave the correctional officer his job back with a suspension.

The correctional officer is currently on administrative leave until the outcome of the criminal investigation, per Civil Service rules.  The investigation continues for other potential victims.