Hearings set to consider officer's future with SPDSuperior’s Police and Fire Commission established dates for a pre-hearing and hearing as commissioners consider charges against a police officer.
Superior’s Police and Fire Commission established dates for a pre-hearing and hearing as commissioners consider charges against a police officer.
Kirk Babic, a 20-year veteran of the Superior Police Department, is facing possible termination on allegations he stole money from fellow officers as a signatory on a pooled fund designated to maintain and purchase equipment for a joint law enforcement fitness center.
Mayor Bruce Hagen and Superior Police Chief Floyd Peters filed the charges with the commission Sept. 23, following an internal investigation into the allegations and an independent investigation by the Eau Claire Police Department.
A pre-hearing to discuss possible witnesses and other issues related to the hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 204 of the Government Center.
The commission will hear evidence of the allegations against Babic starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 4 in Room 201 of the Government Center.
Babic is facing allegations he violated state law — theft and resisting or obstructing an officer — as well as the police department’s standards of conduct and city ordinances and policies.
No criminal charges have been filed against Babic, but the case has been turned over to Ashland County District Attorney Kelly McKnight, who has stepped in as a special prosecutor.