2 MPD officers suspended after internal investigation

Posted Friday, September 20, 2013 --- 11:54 a.m.

The Madison Police Department has suspended two officers following an internal investigation of an incident involving the officers' guns.

Columbia Co. deputies responded to the home of Officer Cary House and Officer Emily House Jan. 3rd after receiving calls about gunfire.

According to Madison Police, the officers were socializing with some casual acquaintances. The department says the officers' guns were fired from the backyard toward an unpopulated area. Police do not believe other residents in the area were in danger.

Madison Police say it was determined that Officer Cary House discharged a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant. He was arrested.

MPD's internal investigation revealed Officer Emily House likely drove while intoxicated that evening, though she was not charged.

Madison Police say both officers violated department policies.

Officer Cary House was reprimanded and suspended without pay for 30 days.

Officer Emily House was suspended without pay for 9 days.

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