The Badger Project has won an open records lawsuit against the Wausau Police Department, with a judge ruling last month that the department redacted too much from an internal investigation into a former lieutenant’s alleged sexual harassment.

“Law enforcement officers, like all public employees, should expect some level of public scrutiny,” Marathon County Circuit Court Judge Suzanne O’Neill wrote in a decision filed March 14.

The Badger Project is a nonpartisan, citizen-supported journalism nonprofit in Wisconsin.

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