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Embattled Madison police officer agrees to resign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison police officer who shot a musician last fall has agreed to resign from the department.

Chief Noble Wray tells the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1axXnME ) the last day for Officer Stephen Heimsness officially will be Nov. 23. But City Attorney Michael May says Heimsness won't return to active duty.

Wray began efforts two weeks ago to fire Heimsness for numerous alleged violations of department policy that happened prior to the Nov. 9 fatal shooting of Paul Heenan.

Heimsness has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting. He'll now be on paid sick leave through Nov. 23, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by Heimsness and Wray.

Heimsness was responding to a reported burglary when he shot Heenan. A police investigation cleared him of wrongdoing in that incident.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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