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La Crosse Sheriff Siegel on dash, traffic cams, cops parked on the side of the road, Citizens Review Board

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La Crosse County Sheriff, John Siegel, in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM n May 29, 2024.

La Crosse County Sheriff, John Siegel, in the WIZM studio Wednesday for La Crosse Talk PM on dashcams — being used or abused — his thoughts on the Citizen Review Board, plus some random things like being drunk on a bicycle or how peeved we get when a cop is hiding on the side of the road.


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.


Began the show, first on traffic cams, as Minneapolis is about to install 42 of them to catch speeders and red light runners.

In the next segment (10:25), we moved to dashcams and how law enforcement can and cannot use citizens’ recordings.Plus, the idea that — as these become more prevalent — will people begin bombarding law enforcement with videos, catching people breaking the law and how that might get to be a nuisance, and, to a lesser degree, may already be a nuisance without the cams. 

In the second half of the show (20:40) we hit on a bunch of random topics, including the Sheriff’s Office getting new black SUVs, can you get a DUI riding a bicycle, being annoyed seeing cops hiding parked on the side of the road, ATV rules on some county roads, and law enforcement’s involvement with the Special Olympics — the La Crosse Torch Run is from 8 a.m.-noon on June 6.

Ended the show (34:25) with Siegel’s take on the Citizens Review Board or, perhaps better recognized in other areas as a police oversight board, though the county version doesn’t actually have any oversight powers.

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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