Deputy faces a felony



Steve Bowers will be in court Dec. 19 to answer felony charges for releasing investigation information

A Taylor County deputy who has already been punished at the department level faces the possibility of up to $10,000 in fines and up to three years, six months in prison if convicted of a felony misconduct charge filed by the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office.
Steve Bowers, 48, of Medford faces a felony charge of misconduct in office.
According to the criminal complaint, on or about and between February 25 and February 27, 2017, Bowers, in his capacity as a public employee, did “an act which he knew to be in excess of his lawful authority,” specifically, Bowers disclosed police reports from pending investigations without supervisor approval.

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