Waupaca County Deputy Mitchell Butterbrodt received the second in Beaver Dam in 2018 when he was an off-duty state trooper.
Town of Dover Water Patrol Chief Josh Martinson’s name was on a leaked membership list of Oath Keepers. The chief says he “cut ties” after learning “what they stood for.”
An investigation by The Badger Project discovered the names of three Wisconsin police officers among the 38,000 on the leaked list.
The state DOJ tracks police who leave employment with law enforcement agencies under negative circumstances. The Badger Project found these officers analyzing that database.
The AG says releasing the list could jeopardize officers’ safety. Experts call that far-fetched.
After suffering record homicides during the pandemic, Milwaukee is reporting fewer this year. Nonfatal shootings are a different story.
Six months into the year, homicides are down about 30% in Milwaukee, mirroring the national decline in homicides and other violent crime following a surge during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘You’ll be dead before they get here’ – Vernon County sheriff’s deputy was arrested twice for threatening wife
Mark Bellacero, a law enforcement officer in western Wisconsin, was charged with a minor offense for the 2012 arrest. A district attorney chose not to charge him for the 2013 arrest.
Managing editor Peter Cameron has won first prize for an investigative story on law enforcement for the second year in a row.
The police department had responded to a request by heavily redacting investigation documents into alleged misconduct of one of its officers.
Managing editor Peter Cameron won gold last year for another investigative story on law enforcement.