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Preliminary injunction in Heimsness case

Preliminary injunction in Heimsness case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The Madison Police and Fire Commission has been barred from acting on a citizen complaint against a Madison police officer who shot and killed a man last year.

Dane County Judge John Albert issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday. It will remain in effect until late November. The injunction bars the commission from taking any action on the complaint.

The complaint alleges that Officer Stephen Heimsness violated the department's policy on the use of deadly force when he killed Paul Heenan last November. Heenan had been drinking and wandered into a neighbor's home.

Reviews by Madison police and the prosecutor's office cleared Heimsness of wrongdoing but Heimsness agreed to resign effective Nov. 23.

Heimsness still faces a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed on behalf of Heenan's estate.

 

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