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Murphy’s Law: Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis
Murphy’s Law

Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis

Is it a harbor for white nationalists or a place that cares about racial equity?

Tosa Police Use High Fees to Combat Open Records?

Tosa Police Use High Fees to Combat Open Records?

Email outlining policy 'a shocking admission of bad faith,' expert says.

Mensah Settlement Leaves Lawyers, Officials Squabbling

Mensah Settlement Leaves Lawyers, Officials Squabbling

Attorneys arguing with city; police chief at odds with Common Council.

Mensah Drove 110 MPH in High-Speed Chase

Mensah Drove 110 MPH in High-Speed Chase

Records show Wauwatosa cop involved in three shootings disciplined for car crashes.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Joseph Mensah Resignation from Wauwatosa Police Department
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Joseph Mensah Resignation from Wauwatosa Police Department

“This is Proof of the Power of Peaceful Protest and the People; But Work Remains”

Mensah Will Get $125,000 from Wauwatosa

Mensah Will Get $125,000 from Wauwatosa

Police officer gets his full salary, plus other payouts, through end of 2021. Hasn't worked since July.

Wauwatosa Cop Joseph Mensah Resigns

Wauwatosa Cop Joseph Mensah Resigns

Effective November 30th. Controversial officer killed three people in five years. All ruled justified self-defense.

Visual Art: Walker’s Point Mural Honors Victims of Police Shootings
Visual Art

Walker’s Point Mural Honors Victims of Police Shootings

Artist Gloria Ruiz-Santos painted mural on the side of tavern at 2nd and Mitchell.

Police Use of Cell Phone Data At Issue

Police Use of Cell Phone Data At Issue

The new privacy frontier? State Supreme Court asked to rule on the issue.

Wauwatosa Mayor Headlines Newsmaker Lunch Hour
A Stormy Week in Wauwatosa

A Stormy Week in Wauwatosa

Peaceful protest follows ugly police reaction with injuries to journalist and Alvin Cole’s mother.

MKE County: Sheriff Opposes Further Budget Cuts
MKE County

Sheriff Opposes Further Budget Cuts

Proposed cut of just 2.7%. Sup. Clancy wants 25%, grills sheriff over protests and department spending.

Tosa Police Arrest Cole Family At Protest

Tosa Police Arrest Cole Family At Protest

Tracy Cole, Alvin Cole's mother, was sent to the hospital for injuries from her arrest.

Rep. Robyn Vining Responds to Milwaukee County DA Decision
Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

March from Downtown to Mayfair Mall blocked repeatedly by National Guard, Sheriffs, Police.

ACLU of Wisconsin Responds to Charging Decision in Fatal Shooting Of Alvin Cole
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Officer Joseph Mensah Decision
District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

Chisholm declines. But investigator hired by Wauwatosa recommends officer be fired.

Julian Bradley: Justice Prevails for Officer Joseph Mensah
Rep. Bowen Statement on Joseph Mensah Charging  Decision
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Joseph Mensah Charging Decision

“I Am Not Surprised by This Miscarriage of Justice”

Statement from Mayor Dennis McBride
Press Release

Statement from Mayor Dennis McBride

October 7, 2020

Investigator Recommends Mensah’s Termination

Investigator Recommends Mensah’s Termination

Officer who shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole “violated several policies,” Police & Fire Commission finds.

Crowley: Milwaukee County Courthouse, Safety Building, and Criminal Justice Facility to Close at 2:00 PM Today
Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to support civil authorities in Wauwatosa
Tosa Police Union Head Assails Police Critics

Tosa Police Union Head Assails Police Critics

Union leaders wants Tosa's social justice committee disbanded.

Op Ed: The George Floyds of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The George Floyds of Wisconsin

11 Black men, one Latino male killed by police in last decade in state. When will it end?

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

But tensions nearly boiled over when counter-protesters disrupted the demonstration.

Coalition to March on the DNC Plans Banner Drops in Lead Up to Action on August 20
Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Proposed Kewaskum Proclamation
Suspended Tosa Police Officer Reportedly Assaulted By Protesters

Suspended Tosa Police Officer Reportedly Assaulted By Protesters

Officer Joseph Mensah's home was vandalized a large group of people says Wauwatosa PD

Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Biden’s Decision to Stay Home
Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
Protest Day 62: March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981
Protest Day 62

March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981

62nd day of marches honor Lacy, who would have turned 62 Tuesday.

State Law Allows Suspended Cops on Payroll

State Law Allows Suspended Cops on Payroll

Sometimes for years. Grothman supported 2007 bill to add restrictions, which didn’t pass.

Coalition to March on the DNC to Prioritize the Movement Against Police Crimes
Tosa Officer That Killed Three People Suspended

Tosa Officer That Killed Three People Suspended

Wauwatosa's Police and Fire Commission suspends officer Joseph Mensah.

Tosa Alderwoman Calls for Firing Officer

Tosa Alderwoman Calls for Firing Officer

First official in Wauwatosa to support firing of Joseph Mensah, who was involved in three total shootings.

Tosa PD Protesters Issue List of Demands

Tosa PD Protesters Issue List of Demands

Despite increasing pressure from police, protesters in Tosa continue to seek justice.

Activists Ratchet Up Pressure on Tosa PD

Activists Ratchet Up Pressure on Tosa PD

Jay-Z's Roc Nation calls for Mensah's firing, Tosa Police arrest protesters.

Tosa PD Getting New Body Cameras

Tosa PD Getting New Body Cameras

Under pressure from activists, Wauwatosa Common Council approves new body cameras for department.

Families Honor Men Killed by Tosa Officer

Families Honor Men Killed by Tosa Officer

On the anniversary of Jay Anderson, Jr.'s killing, a rally was held in Madison Park.

City’s Protesters Under Police Surveillance?

City’s Protesters Under Police Surveillance?

Cops using Stingrays to intercept marchers’ cell phones? Ald. Kovac says city should “investigate the investigators.”

Protesters Demand Firing of Tosa Police Officer

Protesters Demand Firing of Tosa Police Officer

The officer has killed three young men since 2015.

Milwaukee Public Schools Terminates Police Contract

Milwaukee Public Schools Terminates Police Contract

Unanimous vote of the school board ends funding for school resource officers.

Cole Family Set to Deliver Complaints to Wauwatosa City Hall and the Police Department
Press Release

Cole Family Set to Deliver Complaints to Wauwatosa City Hall and the Police Department

Two Separate Marches Beginning at Each Location Will Join Forces at Mayfair Mall

Protest Day 12: Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain
Protest Day 12

Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain

Tropical storm doesn't stop three marches across the city, one with only cars.

Protest March Chants Those Killed by Tosa Police Officer
‘The Three’ Protest Targets Wauwatosa Cop

‘The Three’ Protest Targets Wauwatosa Cop

Grieving families say one Tosa officer involved in three fatal shooting in five years.

This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests

This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests

List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.

Body Cam Bill Passes State Legislature

Body Cam Bill Passes State Legislature

Bill creates uniform rules for use of body cameras throughout the state.