Michael Seyller, an East Dundee police sergeant whose career is all but over in the village, has to stay away from alcohol, the Wisconsin bar and the customer there he's accused of beating up.
During an initial court appearance Tuesday in Adams County, two hours north of Milwaukee, Seyller was booked and processed, then released on his signature, court records show.
As part of the conditions of his bond, Seyller, 39, cannot possess or consume alcohol, is barred from going to any business that serves alcohol except as necessary and has been ordered to stay away from the Dellwood Pavilion, where police say the March 1 fight took place, and Rafal Gbur, the man Seyller is accused of attacking.
If Seyller violates the terms of his bond, prosecutors could ask a judge to revoke it and order him to pay $1,000.
Seyller has been charged with substantial battery for a fight that started inside the bar and ended outside, police said. After the fight, Gbur was left with a broken nose and two missing teeth. He was later charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.
Police reports say Carpentersville police Sgt. Mark Brandts was with Seyller during the Wisconsin fight and that he tried to hold back both men. Brandts was not charged with any wrongdoing.
Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp later conducted an investigation into Brandts' involvement, which concluded the sergeant “acted in an admirable fashion under the circumstances he was presented with.” He noted, however, Brandts was later disciplined, but declined to say how.
Seyller's troubles don't end in Wisconsin.
He faces a felony weapons charge in Kane County, where he is accused of brandishing a shotgun while on a Carpentersville street. Seyller is also charged with domestic battery in a separate Carpentersville incident that police say involves a woman he knows.
East Dundee Police Chief Terry Mee stripped Seyller of his police authority more than seven months ago after an internal investigation into his off-duty conduct. Seyller, on the force since 1999, has been on administrative leave ever since, but Mee would not say why. Seyller also wasn't working because he had been injured while off duty.
Seyller's Wisconsin court appearance came nearly a month after he and the village agreed to part ways. The split will take place after the police pension board votes on his application for a medical disability pension. That meeting has not been scheduled, Mee said.
Seyller is scheduled to appear in court on the Kane County cases June 14.
His next court date in Wisconsin is July 2. If found guilty of the felony charge, Seyller could spend up to 3½ years in prison, pay up to $10,000 in fines or both.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.