State Rep. Brett Hulsey said Wednesday his recent disorderly conduct citation involving “horseplay” and photographing a 9-year-old boy at a city beach may have been “politically motivated,” possibly involving Mayor Paul Soglin’s administration.
Soglin declined to comment on the allegations Wednesday, saying he would speak to the matter “in the next week or two.” Madison police defended their investigation of the beach incident.
Hulsey, who pleaded no contest to the municipal disorderly conduct charge and was fined $114, disputed statements Soglin aide Sally Miley provided to police about the incident at Spring Harbor Beach on July 4, which involved her grandson.
Police also left out key information from his side of the story in their official incident report, he said.
Miley, who witnessed parts of the incident near her home with other members of her family, shared her version of events with police and also told officers that city Parks Director Kevin Briski told her of past complaints involving Hulsey, including allegations he stalked a lifeguard.