Report on Trempealeau County employee harassment allegations to be released

WHITEHALL - A investigatory reported on alleged harassment of employees in the Trempealeau County Department of Land management by department Director Kevin Lien is expected to be issued shortly.

Lien has been accused by several department employees of harassments and abusive behavior. He has been on paid administrative leave since January pending the investigation. When the report is issued, it will go in front of the county board's Environment and Land Committee for discussion and possibly in front of the full county board.

The county board held its March meeting back on the 15th. The board approved purchasing three used vehicles for use by the county's Human Services Department along with purchasing technology upgrades for the Sheriff's Department for county mapping upgrades. Board members also received a report from County DA John Sacia which overall crime down for the year 2020, 20 fewer cases at 320 than 2019.

A resolution is working its way through a county board committee (Law Enforcement and Emergency management) which wants the county board to resolve not to enact any laws which would limit gun ownership and would have resist any state or Federal effort to do so. The resolution is reported being sponsored and supported by the Associated Conservation Clubs of Trempealeau County and another anti-gun control group. This resolution has been reportedly put in front of 36 counties in Wisconsin with 10 approving it.

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