CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Chippewa County Sheriff Travis Hakes is responding to the investigative report filed against him that was released on Tuesday. In a statement, Sheriff Hakes refutes the claims made against him.
He details a list of 12 bullet points, each responding to a different topic he takes issue with within the redacted report. He says no specific written formal complaint was ever filed against him, and says he only generally spoke to county representatives about the matter. He also says the report implied that he sent sexually explicit photos or solicitations to an employee, but no proof of this has been released.
The Chippewa County Board will discuss the matter at its next meeting on Tuesday night. The meeting agenda says Sheriff Hakes will be giving a statement to the board about the investigation as well.