A sign at the Menominee Reservation. The reservation encompasses the entirety of Menominee County in Wisconsin. Photo: J. Stephen Conn

Menominee Nation fires policer officer accused of 'inappropriate' contact with minor

The Menominee Nation has fired a police officer accused of engaging in "inappropriate communication" with a minor.

WLUK identified the fired officer as Basil Okimosh Jr., 39. He has been listed as a "highway safety officer" in the tribal police department's staff directory.

Chairman Gary Besaw held a press conference on Friday to discuss the incident, which came to light earlier this week. The tribe anticipates charges to be filed against Okimosh but none have appeared in the online records system for the Eastern District of Wisconsin as of early afternoon.

Tribal police worked with state and federal authorities to investigate and arrest Okimosh, who had been taken into custody on Thursday.

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