Late Friday, June 1, 2018, the UW-Madison Police Department received word from the Dane County District Attorney’s Office that a charging decision had been made regarding the May 2017 fatal accident involving a UW Lake Safety boat and a windsurfer. The District Attorney says no criminal charges will be filed. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has released the details of the DA’s findings.
Following the tragic incident, at the request of the university, UWPD conducted an administrative review of the UW Lake Safety program. As a result of the DA’s announcement, we are releasing our administrative review.