Muskego police sergeant arrested following domestic disturbance

MUSKEGO -- Muskego police officials say Sgt. Chad Dornbach was arrested on Tuesday, October 30th on domestic abuse-related charges.

Sgt. Dornbach was arrested by Waukesha police following a domestic disturbance at his home on South Porter Avenue. Sgt. Dornbach was reportedly locked out of the home after he allegedly attacked a woman inside.

FOX6's media partners at the Muskego Patch reported the woman who was allegedly attacked declined an ambulance, but reported that Dornbach was intoxicated, although he did not have a weapon.

Neighbors told FOX6 News they were shocked to see the three squad cars outside Sgt. Dornbach's home and learn of what happened.

"I thought all the cops out here were really nice. I know a good amount of them. I'm just really shocked -- wouldn't expect anything like that at all," one neighbor told FOX6 News.

Most neighbors did not want to speak with FOX6 News on camera, but said the Dornbach family seemed happy -- despite Sgt. Dornbach's wife battling cancer.

"It's terrible. I mean, a police officer, especially -- you'd think they'd be someone protecting the citizen, knowing what's right and wrong. I mean, they're human beings, but that's no excuse," another neighbor said.

Sgt. Dornbach has not yet been officially charged with any crime in connection to his arrest, though Muskego police officials say the Waukesha Police Department is investigating the incident, and charges have been referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office.

Muskego Police Chief Paul Geiszler issued a statement saying the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office will conduct an internal investigation of the Muskego Police Department following this incident.

Sgt. Dornbach, a 12-year veteran of the Muskego Police Department and a sergeant since 2007 has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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