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MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

Video released as part of complying with 11 directives issued to Chief Alfonso Morales.

City Hall: Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?
City Hall

Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?

Chief's attorney doesn't rule it out. Morales addresses media during press club event.

MPD releases inaugural newsletter to improve community relationships
Aldrete Discusses FPC’s Turbulent Year

Aldrete Discusses FPC’s Turbulent Year

The outgoing executive director blames City Hall, critics for current environment.

Task Force Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Task Force Plan Targets Reckless Driving

City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force contains strategies to combat problem.

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

When protests go from peaceful to illegal
Press Release

When protests go from peaceful to illegal

City must come up with enforcement strategy to address specific behaviors and traffic issues

Can Police Be Defunded?

Can Police Be Defunded?

Milwaukee spends 125 times more on cops than violence prevention. Chief Morales fights call to change funding priorities.

How Does Police Accountability Work in Wisconsin?

How Does Police Accountability Work in Wisconsin?

Union contracts and oversight boards makeup the infrastructure for oversight.

Citizen Group Unhappy with MPD’s Community-Oriented Policing

Citizen Group Unhappy with MPD’s Community-Oriented Policing

Community Collaborative Commission says MPD's latest report falls short of recommendations.

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Attorney General calls it a "facist tactic." MPD says support not for civil unrest.

ACLU of Wisconsin To Milwaukee Common Council: “No Weapons of War for Milwaukee Police Department”
Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Read all 11 directives, ranging from a COVID-19 mask policy to attending every commission meeting.

We Can Do Better
Press Release

We Can Do Better

Joint statement from Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman José G. Pérez, and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa July 20, 2020

City Hall: FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance
City Hall

FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance

Move comes as part of six month review of Morales' performance.

Independent Business Association of Wisconsin Stands With Milwaukee Police Chief Morales
Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales
Press Release

Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales

Joint statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 20, 2020

Protesters Call for Chief Morales’ Firing
City Hall: Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair
City Hall

Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair

Steven DeVougas will be investigated for ethical conflicts; his lawyer blasts "political gamesmanship" by police union.

Back in the News: Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?
Back in the News

Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?

Trump's chief of staff says administration prepping plan to send troops to Democratic-run cities like Milwaukee.

Alderman Mark Borkowski voices his continuing support of Chief Alfonso Morales
Press Release

Alderman Mark Borkowski voices his continuing support of Chief Alfonso Morales

tatement of Alderman Mark A. Borkowski July 20, 2020

Murphy’s Law: Who Has Power Over Chief Morales?
Murphy’s Law

Who Has Power Over Chief Morales?

Given the shambles at the Fire & Police Commission the answer may be nobody.

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

Murphy’s Law: Chief Morales Looks Bad in FPC Report
Murphy’s Law

Chief Morales Looks Bad in FPC Report

And FPC Chair DeVougas looks even worse. 12 takeaways on what report did and didn't find.

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Mural is designed to keep focus on protest marches.

Vaun Mayes Released From Jail

Vaun Mayes Released From Jail

DA reviewing charges on protest organizer. Activists call it targeted harassment, call for Chief Morales to step down.

Mother Connected to “40th and Lloyd” Incident Speaks Out

Mother Connected to “40th and Lloyd” Incident Speaks Out

Was missing teenage girl ever at N. 40th St.? Mother unsure, but questions about home remain from community.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment

Griselda Aldrete gets committee support, but needs to pick up five votes from the full council to keep her job.

Activists Clean Up Around Burned House As Questions Remain

Activists Clean Up Around Burned House As Questions Remain

Activists want more from police, police want cooperation from community

Burned Home Had 27 Police Service Calls

Burned Home Had 27 Police Service Calls

Police visited alleged sex trafficking house, burned last night, 27 times in four years.

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Crowd surrounds house at 40th and Lloyd believed to be connected to missing children.

Back in the News: Chief Morales Drops Internal Investigation
Back in the News

Chief Morales Drops Internal Investigation

He promised internal probe of who leaked video to media that embarrassed FPC leader.

City Hall: Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers
City Hall

Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers

Seeks change in state law so city can stop paying suspended cops charged with felonies.

Homicides Way Up In County This Year

Homicides Way Up In County This Year

Up from 47 to 80 at this time last year, with most (73) in the city.

Op Ed: Better Than Breier Isn’t Good Enough
Op Ed

Better Than Breier Isn’t Good Enough

Milwaukee Police aren’t using bullets and billy clubs on protesters. But that’a low bar by which to measure improvement.

Protest Day 15: Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side
Protest Day 15

Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side

March honors Joel Acevedo, who died at hands of off-duty Milwaukee police officer in April

City Hall: Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate
City Hall

Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate

Department uses official account to say budget cuts driving murder rate higher. Data doesn't prove link.

FPC Commissioner Blasts Tear Gas Use

FPC Commissioner Blasts Tear Gas Use

Police Chief Alfonso Morales says "the media" makes it seem like they used it more than they did.

ACLU of Wisconsin Denounces Milwaukee Police Chief for Aggressive Action Toward Protesters, Demands Compliance with Court-Ordered Reforms
Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

The 125 troops serving as a backup force during the protests have been withdrawn.

Gov. Evers, Local Leaders Announce Conclusion of Wisconsin National Guard Mission
Day 11 of Protests, No End In Sight

Day 11 of Protests, No End In Sight

Destiny Monae and Vaun Mayes share their thoughts on what comes next.

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

Murphy’s Law: Why the Protests Won’t End
Murphy’s Law

Why the Protests Won’t End

9 reasons why the protests are different this time.

Day 10 of Milwaukee Protests

Day 10 of Milwaukee Protests

Pride and Black Lives Matter protest draws thousands, as several marches today mix and combine at various points.

Chief Morales Leaves Protest to Yells of “We Don’t Want You Here”
Back in the News: Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?
Back in the News

Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?

Council members ask for citizens' views in preparation for performance review of police chief.

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

Mayor Questions Police Use of Force In Protests

Mayor Questions Police Use of Force In Protests

No rubber bullets, limit tear gas, Barrett says.

State, City Elected Officials Call for Police Reform

State, City Elected Officials Call for Police Reform

Activists, Alders, lawmakers and the governor are calling for policy changes.

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Seventh-day is a charm as two large marches take place without incident

Milwaukee Man Charged with Federal Offenses for Throwing Molotov Cocktail into Boost Mobile Store
Let the Fire and Police Commission know how you feel about MPD Chief Alfonso Morales
Press Release

Let the Fire and Police Commission know how you feel about MPD Chief Alfonso Morales

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Op Ed: We Don’t Need the National Guard
Op Ed

We Don’t Need the National Guard

We need our elected leaders to dismantle racist practices.

Dog’s Death Blamed on Protesters

Dog’s Death Blamed on Protesters

Chief Morales decries German shepherd's shooting, reckless drivers during night-time protests.

Protest Leader Frank Nitty Released

Protest Leader Frank Nitty Released

District Attorney Chisholm says leader released, wasn't charged, but facts still being gathered.

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Sheriff's deputies arrested influential leader. Mayor Barrett reportedly opposed detainment.

Murphy’s Law: Are Police Overreacting to Protests?
Murphy’s Law

Are Police Overreacting to Protests?

So says ACLU, others. Others want a tougher response. What’s the proper balance?

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

March goes over 15 miles, including through Whitefish Bay, Shorewood and Glendale, before ending back in Milwaukee.

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

Officials lament burglaries, fires, vandalism. Chief Morales warns police "taking action".

Milwaukee Again Under 9 p.m. Curfew

Milwaukee Again Under 9 p.m. Curfew

Police chief says things were less disorderly second night.

Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Milwaukee
Chief Alfonso Morales addresses civil unrest
MPD Appreciates FPC’s Decision to Conduct Internal Investigation
Milwaukee Police Department awarded funding for additional 27 police officer positions from U.S. Department of Justice grant
Off-Duty MPD officer criminally charged in the death of Joel Acevedo
Suspect charged in Cathy King homicid
MPD continues to investigate Officer involved shooting of homicide suspect
MPD Officers involved in shooting of homicide suspect
Suspect in Quintuple Homicide Criminally Charged
Milwaukee Police continue to investigate quintuple homicide
Council Okays Fines for “Safer at Home” Violators

Council Okays Fines for “Safer at Home” Violators

107 arrests so far by Milwaukee Police; now can issue fines of $500 to enforce state order.

Should Police Enforce Stay-At-Home Order?

Should Police Enforce Stay-At-Home Order?

So far Milwaukee Police Chief Morales, other city police departments push voluntary compliance.

City Hall: Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance
City Hall

Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance

Settlement monitor praises commitment by FPC and MPD to getting into compliance.

First Responders React To Supply Shortage, Change Operations

First Responders React To Supply Shortage, Change Operations

Police officers and firefighters are having trouble accessing the personal protective equipment they need.

In the Stand-Off Between Mayor Barrett and Chief Morales, Residents are the Real Losers
Press Release

In the Stand-Off Between Mayor Barrett and Chief Morales, Residents are the Real Losers

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - March 9, 2020

Shooting at Molson Coors Left 6 Dead, Including Gunman

Shooting at Molson Coors Left 6 Dead, Including Gunman

Law enforcement and elected officials lament the tragedy.

Federal Policing Money Flowing to City

Federal Policing Money Flowing to City

Relentless Pursuit grant, Tougher on Crime grant, DNC funding lead the list.

Latest Tragedy Dramatizes City’s Domestic Violence Problem

Latest Tragedy Dramatizes City’s Domestic Violence Problem

Murder of Amarah Banks and her two young daughters part of under-reported problem, experts say.

38% of Police Stops Not Fully Documented

38% of Police Stops Not Fully Documented

Morales promises improvement as MPD releases semi-annual report on stop and frisk, other encounters.

Murphy’s Law: Mystery Deepens on Leaked Police Video
Murphy’s Law

Mystery Deepens on Leaked Police Video

More than the video was leaked. Police Department avoids comment. City Attorney helping FPC investigation.

Morales Hides Policies on Public Protests?

Morales Hides Policies on Public Protests?

Police procedures offered to Fire & Police Commission on handling demonstrations, rallies are heavily redacted.

City Hall: Presenting the “Real State of the City”
City Hall

Presenting the “Real State of the City”

Mayoral candidate, State Sen. Lena Taylor, offers stinging rebuttal to Barrett's speech.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible
City Hall

Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible

Public phone numbers and email addresses being issued.

Slow To Question, Slow To Respond
Press Release

Slow To Question, Slow To Respond

"The lack of leadership, at the highest level of city government, continues to frustrate Milwaukee residents."

Back in the News: Barrett, Hamilton Demand Probe of Leaked Police Video
Back in the News

Barrett, Hamilton Demand Probe of Leaked Police Video

Chief Morales says he didn’t leak it; mayor, council leader want investigation, find out who did.

Morales Listening Session Gets Mixed Reviews

Morales Listening Session Gets Mixed Reviews

Police chief held session on North Side. Here’s the reaction of some attendees.

Murphy’s Law: Did Chief Morales Target His FPC Boss?
Murphy’s Law

Did Chief Morales Target His FPC Boss?

Common Council concerned. “Borderline frightening” use of police power, Bauman charges.

Federal Probe Charges 37 Drug Traffickers

Federal Probe Charges 37 Drug Traffickers

Search warrants executed in Milwaukee, Puerto Rico result in seizure of larges stashes of drugs, guns and money.

City Hall: DNC Security Zone Includes Almost All of Westown
City Hall

DNC Security Zone Includes Almost All of Westown

Expect travel delays, but zone is not hard perimeter says Secret Service, MPD.

City Hall: Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security
City Hall

Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security

Federal grant covers costs of police and fire during convention. 4,000 police officers expected.

City Hall: Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC
City Hall

Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC

Shouting, an open letter, highly-sensitive leak. The mess at Fire & Police Commission continues.

City Hall: Homicides Down 33% Since 2015
City Hall

Homicides Down 33% Since 2015

New approach with many stakeholders paying off, but work nowhere near done, says mayor.

Federal Crime Effort Includes Milwaukee

Federal Crime Effort Includes Milwaukee

One of 7 cities picked for new anti-crime program, Operation: Relentless Pursuit.

Congratulations Chief Morales, you’ve earned it
Press Release

Congratulations Chief Morales, you’ve earned it

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 19, 2019

City Hall: Chief Morales Reappointed for Four Years
City Hall

Chief Morales Reappointed for Four Years

Commission grants police chief a full term, requires public meeting, reports.

The Milwaukee Police Association Calls for Milwaukee Fire & Police Commissioner Steven DeVougas to Resign
City Hall: Officer Ray Confirmed Without Debate
City Hall

Officer Ray Confirmed Without Debate

Former MPD officer is newest member of troubled Fire and Police Commission.

Murphy’s Law: The Mess at Fire & Police Commission
Murphy’s Law

The Mess at Fire & Police Commission

Key city agency seems to be in very big trouble. Why?

What Is Going On With the Fire and Police Commission?
Press Release

What Is Going On With the Fire and Police Commission?

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 16, 2019

Candidate David King Supports Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales
City Hall: FPC Fumbles Police Residency Points
City Hall

FPC Fumbles Police Residency Points

Months of confused meetings fail to pass residency points for police promotions.

City Hall: Stunned Council Grills FPC Director
City Hall

Stunned Council Grills FPC Director

"It all doesn't add up" two aldermen say, while Hamilton says questions were answered.

City Hall: Taylor Blames FPC Problems on Mayor
City Hall

Taylor Blames FPC Problems on Mayor

Mayoral opponent accuses Barrett of mismanagement, corruption, cronyism.

Morales Blames ACLU Suit for Traffic Ticket Drop

Morales Blames ACLU Suit for Traffic Ticket Drop

Police Chief says stop-and-frisk settlement caused decline. But some question this.

City Hall: 4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC
City Hall

4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC

Some 150 police departments, 12 fire departments will secure 50,000-person event.

Hate Has No Home Here!
Press Release

Hate Has No Home Here!

"I am sickened by the idea that this happened in the neighborhood where I grew up, in a city that is so proud of its immigrant heritage."

Police Chief Touts Successes

Police Chief Touts Successes

City's homicide and non-fatal shootings are down, but chief faces reappointment with rumors swirling that he might not be retained.

We are and must remain a nation of laws
Press Release

We are and must remain a nation of laws

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 2, 2019

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Milwaukee Police Collaboration with ICE
Press Release

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Milwaukee Police Collaboration with ICE

On September 23rd, 2019, officers from the MPD assisted ICE in the arrest of Alejandro De La Cruz Espinoza as he returned home with his wife and three young children.

Mr. Mayor:  Who in Heaven’s Name is Watching the Store?
Press Release

Mr. Mayor: Who in Heaven’s Name is Watching the Store?

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 6, 2019

City Hall: Council Okays Settlement to Sterling Brown
City Hall

Council Okays Settlement to Sterling Brown

City would pay $400,000. But the Bucks guard isn't expected to accept the offer.

City Hall: Lena Taylor Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Lena Taylor Announces Run for Mayor

"We need leadership and an office that is not corrupt," she declares.

Police-Community Relations Better in Sherman Park?

Police-Community Relations Better in Sherman Park?

Three years after unrest there’s more cops present, residents say, but still a lack of trust.

City Hall: Take It EZ, Donovan Urges
City Hall

Take It EZ, Donovan Urges

New public-private initiative targets reckless driving in the city.

Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee
Press Release

Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee

News conference set for Monday at 11 a.m. to launch unique public-private partnership called Operation Take it EZ Milwaukee

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Legislation would give Milwaukee Police another tool to combat speeding, reckless driving.

Murphy’s Law: City Attorney Grant Langley Retiring?
Murphy’s Law

City Attorney Grant Langley Retiring?

Vince Bobot announces for job, leading to speculation Langley may retire after 36 years.

Armed Man Shot By Police

Armed Man Shot By Police

Killing on South Side came after attempted robbery.

Milwaukee Police Target Speeding

Milwaukee Police Target Speeding

Vehicle crashes, hit-and-runs spiking, police working with state patrol to clamp down.

City’s New Horse Stables Break Ground

City’s New Horse Stables Break Ground

MKE Urban Stables to house police department's mounted patrol, offer equine therapy.

In Defense of MPD’s Pursuit Policy
Press Release

In Defense of MPD’s Pursuit Policy

How quickly some seem to forget

Murphy’s Law: Are Police Pursuits Out of Control?
Murphy’s Law

Are Police Pursuits Out of Control?

Massive increase in high-speed chases under the new policy. Results are scary.

City Hall: MPD Complying With ACLU Settlement
City Hall

MPD Complying With ACLU Settlement

Changes due to suit alleging Milwaukee Police stop-and-frisk policy used racial profiling.

City’s Violent Crime Down in 2019

City’s Violent Crime Down in 2019

First quarter of year shows murders, non-fatal shootings, carjackings down.

Murphy’s Law: The Lessons of Baltimore
Murphy’s Law

The Lessons of Baltimore

A city falling apart, its police department dysfunctonal. Can Milwaukee learn from this?

City Hall: Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech
City Hall

Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech

Mayor touts employers coming to city, The Hop's launch and a friendly governor.

MPD Releases Name, Details About Slain Officer

MPD Releases Name, Details About Slain Officer

Matthew Rittner is third officer killed in line of duty in last eight months.

First COP Houses Coming to City

First COP Houses Coming to City

Council members debate impact as Harambee area gets community oriented policing houses.

Multi-Agency Collaboration Updates Sex Trafficking Report
Press Release

Multi-Agency Collaboration Updates Sex Trafficking Report

Analysis of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Sex Trafficking in Milwaukee Seeks to Inform Further Responses to Trafficking

Former Assistant MPD Chief Edith Hudson named Marquette University Police chief
Press Release

Former Assistant MPD Chief Edith Hudson named Marquette University Police chief

Hudson served MPD for 25 years in progressive leadership roles before she retired from active duty in good standing in November 2015.

“Not Guilty” Ruling Doesn’t Make Things Right

“Not Guilty” Ruling Doesn’t Make Things Right

Reporter Edgar Mendez reflects on his arrest and treatment by Milwaukee Police for doing his job.

Lucas Rejects Clarke’s Immigration Policies

Lucas Rejects Clarke’s Immigration Policies

New sheriff also intends to build positive relationship with Milwaukee Police.

ACLU Organizer Targets Police Practices

ACLU Organizer Targets Police Practices

Jarrett English, who grew up in Sherman Park, led effort to sue police for racial disparities.

City Hall: Council Adopts 2019 City Budget
City Hall

Council Adopts 2019 City Budget

Average homeowner will see $51.88 increase, no change in total fire and police officers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Opens to Public
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Opens to Public

"This is your assignment: ride the streetcar," says Mayor Barrett.

MPD Launches New South Side Beat Cop Initiative

MPD Launches New South Side Beat Cop Initiative

Initiative will put more police officers on foot and bicycles on the streets of District 2.

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

While at the same time, President Trump praises stop-and-frisk policing.

ACLU Justice Tour Targets Racism

ACLU Justice Tour Targets Racism

Mass incarceration and police stop-and-frisk program discussed at weekend event.

Chief Morales Backs Community Policing

Chief Morales Backs Community Policing

But offers little detail on curbing excessive force in forum at Marquette.

Special Report: Police Response Slow For Non-Violent Crimes
Special Report

Police Response Slow For Non-Violent Crimes

MPD response time averages 40 minutes for non-violent crimes, 68 minutes for auto theft.

Chief Morales Addresses Spike In Crime

Chief Morales Addresses Spike In Crime

16 fatal shootings in last month; department launches violent crime initiative.

Special Report: MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes
Special Report

MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes

But response times for all types of calls have dropped an average of 32 minutes since 2015.

Residents, Police, Officials Mourn Slain Officer

Residents, Police, Officials Mourn Slain Officer

Michael J. Michalski, 52, was a much-loved, 17-year veteran of Milwaukee Police Department.

Grieving the loss of a brave and well-regarded officer
Press Release

Grieving the loss of a brave and well-regarded officer

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton - July 25, 2018

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Community leaders hope ACLU suit’s settlement will improve cops’ interactions with minorities.

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Announces 2018 Leadership Award Winners
Press Release

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Announces 2018 Leadership Award Winners

These winners will be formally recognized at HPGM’s annual meeting held August 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Murphy’s Law: Who Now Has Power Over Police Chief?
Murphy’s Law

Who Now Has Power Over Police Chief?

Common Council may regret stripping mayor’s power over Police-Fire director.

Synthetic Marijuana Raises Alarms

Synthetic Marijuana Raises Alarms

Can be spiked with rat poison, police and health officials seek to prevent sale.

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Elect Police Chief?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Elect Police Chief?

Alderman Rainey's proposal gets discussion, but not much support.

Chief Morales Seeks Community Partners

Chief Morales Seeks Community Partners

Wants to win public trust, Morales says in speech to Rotary Club.

City Officials Promote Police Pursuit Policy

City Officials Promote Police Pursuit Policy

Donovan wants public information campaign on new policy to chase fleeing offenders.

Brown Files Suit Against Milwaukee Police

Brown Files Suit Against Milwaukee Police

Bucks player files federal civil rights suit, claiming wrongful arrest and excessive force.

Data Wonk: Solving Murders in Milwaukee
Data Wonk

Solving Murders in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s arrest rate in murder cases outpaces that of most other large U.S. cities.

Chief Won’t Name Cops Who Tased Brown

Chief Won’t Name Cops Who Tased Brown

Morales says he legally prevented from releasing names, new FPC head also cites law.

City Hall: Police Reform Needed, Say Council Members
City Hall

Police Reform Needed, Say Council Members

Brown incident proves problem, changes needed, Hamilton, Coggs say at press conference.

Murphy’s Law: Police Video Gets National Attention
Murphy’s Law

Police Video Gets National Attention

Police confrontation with Bucks player gets national headlines, raises troubling questions.

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) calls for accountability for officers involved in the Sterling Brown video
Press Release

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) calls for accountability for officers involved in the Sterling Brown video

The actions of these offices are horrible and they must be held accountable.

City Hall: Mayor, Council Play Musical Chairs
City Hall

Mayor, Council Play Musical Chairs

New appointments open door for Ald. Jim Bohl to leave his elected position for lobbyist job.

Rally for Safe Streets rescheduled for Monday
Press Release

Rally for Safe Streets rescheduled for Monday

Due to inclement weather today’s rally has been rescheduled for Monday

Rally for Safe Streets Scheduled for Friday, May 11
Press Release

Rally for Safe Streets Scheduled for Friday, May 11

The event will highlight a major intersection which has been marked by recent car crashes.

Officers Deserve Our Thanks – Not Armchair Quarterbacking
Press Release

Officers Deserve Our Thanks – Not Armchair Quarterbacking

The officers responded to a call for help concerning an out-of-control individual who appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or mentally disturbed.

Arrest Near 51st and Capitol Raises Questions
Press Release

Arrest Near 51st and Capitol Raises Questions

The man’s violent struggle with multiple police officers during the arrest was captured on video by several witnesses, and it is very difficult to watch

FPC to Vote on Chief of Police Appointment
Press Release

FPC to Vote on Chief of Police Appointment

The Board will consider and vote on the appointment of Alfonso Morales to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Milwaukee for a period of time ending January 7, 2020.

Dangerous drivers be warned
Press Release

Dangerous drivers be warned

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - April 30, 2018

Murphy’s Law: Why Fire-Police Chief Was Axed
Murphy’s Law

Why Fire-Police Chief Was Axed

FPC botched police chief search and nice guy Mayor Barrett decided to get tough.

Alderman Witkowski releases City Attorney opinion on FPC’s inadequate notice in appointing new police chief
Press Release

Alderman Witkowski releases City Attorney opinion on FPC’s inadequate notice in appointing new police chief

"Board members have repeatedly said they want to act independently, but that does not free them from obeying state statutes governing meeting notices."

Fire and Police Commission violates open meetings law, leading to do-over for police chief appointment
Press Release

Fire and Police Commission violates open meetings law, leading to do-over for police chief appointment

News release and meeting agenda from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

More Community Policing Needed?

More Community Policing Needed?

Critics say Police Department must be more accountable.

Watching MPD closely during a critical transition period
Press Release

Watching MPD closely during a critical transition period

Joint Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski - March 19, 2018

Police Need to Improve, Critics Charge

Police Need to Improve, Critics Charge

Attendees at south side summit say police relationship with community is broken.

ACLU Study Finds Racism By Police

ACLU Study Finds Racism By Police

About half of all traffic and pedestrian stops failed to show "reasonable suspicion.”

Wave of MPD retirements puts public safety at risk, new interim chief in difficult position
Press Release

Wave of MPD retirements puts public safety at risk, new interim chief in difficult position

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - March 1, 2018

Alderman Witkowski congratulates new interim police chief
Press Release

Alderman Witkowski congratulates new interim police chief

Statement of Alderman Terry L. Witkowski - February 16, 2018

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment
Press Release

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment

We stand ready to work with him to move forward as a united community for the good of all residents.

Finalists for Police Chief Meet the Public

Finalists for Police Chief Meet the Public

Many questions asked, but not the right ones, some attendees complain.

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

The also call for rebuilding trust between community and police.

FPC to Hold an MPD Acting/Interim Chief Candidate Forum
Press Release

FPC to Hold an MPD Acting/Interim Chief Candidate Forum

The event will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Mexican Fiesta Headquarters located at 2997 S. 20th Street.

FPC Announces Candidates for Acting/Interim Police Chief
Press Release

FPC Announces Candidates for Acting/Interim Police Chief

Three candidates from within department

Murphy’s Law: Flynn Blasts Police Chief Search
Murphy’s Law

Flynn Blasts Police Chief Search

Two-fold process could hurt department, he says. Other cities don’t do this, experts say.

Emergency personnel will soon be visible for miles
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Emergency personnel will soon be visible for miles

Donation of wearable emergency lighting to be announced Wednesday

Fund for orphans left in wake of murder-suicide to be announced today
Press Release

Fund for orphans left in wake of murder-suicide to be announced today

Alderman Bob Donovan will help announce a special fund that has been established for three young children who lost both parents in a murder-suicide.

New anti-prostitution initiative meeting with success on South Side
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New anti-prostitution initiative meeting with success on South Side

News release from Alds. Bob Donovan and Jose G. Perez

Operation Harden the Target aims to help cut crime in near south side area
Press Release

Operation Harden the Target aims to help cut crime in near south side area

News conference set for Monday, July 1st at the Burnham Park Pavilion