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East Dundee cop facing charges leaving department

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    Michael Seyller


The East Dundee Police Department has started the process to part ways with a sergeant who has three criminal cases pending in Carpentersville and Wisconsin.

Sgt. Michael Seyller, 39, of Carpentersville, signed a separation agreement with the department last week and the village signed it Monday, Police Chief Terry Mee said.

As part of the agreement, Seyller's employment with the village will end once the police pension board votes on his application for a medical disability pension. That meeting has yet to be scheduled, Mee said.

If approved for the pension, Seyller would receive 50 percent of last year's salary and half of his accrued sick time. Seyller made $81,502 in 2012 and earned 38 hours of sick time, which translates into $1,488.91, half of which would be for his post-retirement health care account, Mee said.

Also as part of the agreement, Seyller's remaining benefits would be paid to him in his post-retirement health care account. He has 176 vacation hours, 24 personal days and 16 hours of comp time, Mee said. That would translate into $8,463.67 for the health care account.

After an internal investigation into Seyller's off-duty conduct, Mee stripped him of his police powers and placed him on paid administrative leave more than six months ago, but will not discuss why. Seyller also had not been working because he had been injured while off duty. His injury was not disclosed. With the separation agreement, Seyller's paid leave ended May 2.

Since Seyller has been on leave, he has been accused of carrying a loaded shotgun, while intoxicated, on a Carpentersville sidewalk April 6, according to police. He was later charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, which is a felony.

On April 23, in Adams County, Wis., officials charged Seyller with felony substantial battery, related to a March 1 bar fight in which he broke another man's nose and knocked out two of his teeth, according to the Adams County District Attorney's Office.

At 12:53 a.m. April 24, Seyller was arrested in Algonquin and charged with domestic battery after police said he hit a woman he knows inside his home.

The woman told Carpentersville police Seyller slapped her in the head and face during an argument. She sustained a bloody nose and a bump on her head, police said.

Seyller posted a reduced bond May 2 on the domestic battery case and was released. He is due in court Friday on the Kane County cases, and has a June 4 court date in Wisconsin.

Mee said the separation agreement has been in the works for two weeks and "a number of factors" led to its creation, including Seyller's medical inability to return to work ... "As well as other matters pertaining to off-duty events outside of the scope of his employment," Mee said.

Seyller, who was hired in 1999, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

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