MILWAUKEE — The police chief fired two officers Friday for leaving an "obviously incapacitated" naked boy in the hands of Jeffrey L. Dahmer two months before dismembered bodies were found in Dahmer's apartment.
A third officer was technically fired, but his dismissal was stayed.
Chief Philip Arreola cited "acts of omission" by the officers in the May 27 encounter. They included a failure to take witnesses' names at the scene and failure to take the 14-year-old boy into protective custody.
The mutilated bodies of 11 males, including the youth, Konerak Sinthasomphone, were later found in Dahmer's apartment. Witnesses called police on May 27 after seeing the youth on the street, naked and bleeding, records show.
Dahmer has admitted killing and dismembering 17 males since 1978.
"I have concluded the officers failed to properly perform their duties," Arreola said.
Patrolmen John A. Balcerzak, 34, Joseph Gabrish, 28, and Richard Porubcan, 25, were suspended July 26 and charged with departmental violations. Arreola on Friday fired Balcerzak and Gabrish but stayed the dismissal of Porubcan, who will be under close supervision for one year, effectively on job probation.