Report found 200 current officers in the state were fired or forced from previous jobs in law enforcement; “Unacceptable” says Milwaukee Democrat Supreme Moore Omokunde
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INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: See how Wisconsin Republicans redrew the 33 state Senate districts to their advantage
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With law enforcement agencies hurting for candidates, 30 fired or forced out officers back working as jail guards in Wisconsin
More than 500 jail officers fired or forced out across the state in past five years, including more than 200 in Milwaukee County
Nearly 200 law enforcement officers currently employed in the state were fired from previous jobs in law enforcement, resigned in lieu of termination or quit before completion of an internal investigation, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice obtained through an open records request.
Every other House member from Wisconsin – Republican and Democrat – voted in favor
Republican redistricting put Fitzgerald brothers – who live 13 miles apart – in different congressional districts
Experts call it “shenanigans,” “different species of gerrymandering”
BEFORE AND AFTER: See how Wisconsin Republicans redrew the state’s congressional districts to their advantage
The Badger Project has put together a side-by-side comparison of how the eight Congressional Districts changed in the 2011 redistricting process to show how Republicans gave themselves a partisan advantage.
The total number of law enforcement officers and the total number of police academy graduates in Wisconsin are both at a ten-year low. Recruiting and retaining officers has become more difficult, making it an employee’s market.
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In Wisconsin, public officials generally must retain all public records, which includes emails. But state legislators have no legal obligation to do so.