POLK COUNTY — A Polk County Deputy has been placed on Administrative Leave pending an internal investigation into charges filed against Anthony 'Tony' Grimm including OWI, 2nd Offense. The Polk County Sheriff's Office issued a press release on Sunday night.

Press Release

On July 5, 2020, Deputy Anthony Grimm was arrested by the Cameron Police Department while off duty. Deputy Grimm was assigned to general investigations since January 2020. Anthony Grimm was placed on Administrative Leave immediately following this incident. Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an internal investigation and cannot disclose any further information at this time.

-Per Sheriff Waak

Online Circuit Court Records show that charges were filed in Barron County on August 14, 2020, and charge Grimm with Misdemeanor OWI (2nd), Misdemeanor Operating w/ PAC (2nd), and Misdemeanor Operate Firearm While Intoxicated.

Grimm is scheduled for an Initial appearance in Barron County Circuit Court later this month.

In 2018, Grimm lost the Republican Primary Election for Polk County Sheriff in a close race against the eventual winner, and now current Sheriff, Brent Waak.



Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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