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.
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
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.
But Marinette, Walworth counties, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Waukesha have higher rates; experts say quality training may be keeping statewide numbers low