CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Chippewa County officials are providing more details on when the investigation report into County Sheriff Travis Hakes may be released. In response to an open records request made by First News at Nine, County Human Resources Director Toni Hohlfelder said in part, “Sheriff Hakes will be provided with notice and an opportunity to augment the release of the record. As I must comply with this statutory provision, I am prohibited from providing the report to you until the notice and statutory time frame have elapsed. I anticipate this time frame elapsing on or after October 2nd.”
Sheriff Hakes could face a possible removal of office after the County Board of Supervisors revealed accusations of misconduct earlier this week. The County Board will be holding another discussion on the matter on October 10th. County District Attorney Wade Newell Has received the report and is reviewing it.