The police department had responded to a request by heavily redacting investigation documents into alleged misconduct of one of its officers.
For second straight year, Milwaukee Press Club nominates The Badger Project for journalism award
Managing editor Peter Cameron won gold last year for another investigative story on law enforcement.
The Badger Project wins public records ‘Opee’ award from Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council
The Media Openness Award acknowledges The Badger Project’s use of – and fight for – records to investigate law enforcement.
Bipartisan funding bill for smaller police departments splits Wisconsin congressional reps in unusual way
Hardline Republican Tiffany votes against bill despite his fierce criticisms of “Defund the police” movement
Total number of police in Wisconsin, already at historic lows, continues to drop
Battling record low unemployment and other currents, some law enforcement agencies are using civilians to do some police work to ease the burden and calm tensions.
Police in Wisconsin killed 149 people since 2013, lower than national rate
But Marinette, Walworth counties, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Waukesha have higher rates; experts say quality training may be keeping statewide numbers low
The Badger Project named a finalist in Milwaukee Press Club journalism contest
Investigative story on fired law enforcement officers rehired at new agencies nominated in the category of Best Public Service Story or Series.
Only 11% of eligible Wisconsin law enforcement agencies accredited by state group
The certification – which includes personalized feedback for officers – improves policing, experts say
At least 12 current officers in western Wisconsin were fired or forced out from previous jobs in law enforcement
At least 12 law enforcement officers currently working in La Crosse County and the surrounding areas have been fired or forced out from previous jobs in law enforcement, according to an investigation by The Badger Project.
Legislature quietly and unanimously enact legislation intended to improve policing hiring transparency, reduce bad apples
With little fanfare and no opposition, a bill proponents hope will cut down on bad apples in law enforcement passed the legislature and was signed by the governor way back in November.