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LA CROSSE TALK PM: Sheriff Siegel on police study committee, overdose deaths, free jail calls, Memphis police killing



FILE - La Crosse County Sheriff, John Siegel, in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on Nov. 30, 2022.

La Crosse County Sheriff John Siegel joined La Crosse Talk PM on Tuesday to talk about the first month on the job, drug overdose deaths in the county, how his office takes something like the Memphis police killing of Tyre Nichols and the county’s police study committee.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

It’s those last two we spent a big part of the show discussing, with the killing of Nichols. Siegel talks about his colleagues’ reaction to that. It also led into a conversation about where the police study committee is at in the county.

Before that, we talked about the county’s plan for free phone calls for jail inmates. Capped off the show talking about drug overdose deaths in the county and how the Sheriff’s Office is dealing with those drugs on multiple fronts.

Opened things up, though, talking about Siegel’s first month on the job and how his three children are doing — one playing DI college football, another shooting 3s in the Special Olympics and a third at UW-Green Bay.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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