The former DeForest police chief who resigned in August after he was heard making racist comments in a YouTube video has been hired by the town of Madison Police Department as a part-time patrol officer.
Town of Madison Police Chief Scott Gregory approved the hiring even though he was among Daniel Furseth’s most vocal critics after the video made 11 years ago surfaced earlier this year.
“Did he make a mistake 11 years ago? Absolutely,” Gregory said. “Should he pay for that mistake the rest of his life? I don’t think so.”
So. How long should he pay for that mistake? Has it been long enough? Has he paid enough? He lost his job, but then, you know, not before
...accepting a severance package from the village for $102,000. The cost of the severance package was less than what the village would have spent to fire Furseth, village president Judd Blau said at the time.
And now we'll see.
Gregory said he was not concerned Furseth’s hiring would create any lack of trust with town of Madison residents. Instead of reacting to the video, “I think the community will react to how he treats them,” Gregory said.
Has he paid enough? Has he shown he should still be policing the streets? Which streets should he be patroling?
In my own humble opinion, he shouldn't be in law enforcement. He should switch careers. THEN he can stop paying for his mistake.