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. Continue reading At least 12 current officers in western Wisconsin were fired or forced out from previous jobs in law enforcement
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. Continue reading Legislature quietly and unanimously enact legislation intended to improve policing hiring transparency, reduce bad apples
The Badger Project is suing the La Crosse Police Department for refusing to release public records regarding a former officer who resigned in lieu of resignation in 2019. Continue reading The Badger Project files lawsuit against La Crosse Police Department over public records
The state is 11th when it comes to filing charges for murders; homicides jump in 2020 Continue reading Homicide clearance rate in Wisconsin ranks near top in nation
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. Continue reading Nearly 200 Wisconsin officers back on the job after being fired or forced out
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. Continue reading Law enforcement wages and benefits across Wisconsin
We recently did a story on policing in Wisconsin, focusing on the laws currently on the books and policies on things like cop-related deaths, a “bad cop” registry and use of force. Our managing editor Peter Cameron discusses that story and more in our first podcast.
Continue reading “The Badger Project Podcast: Police-related deaths, the”bad cop” registry & use of force”