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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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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