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Banks Make Millions Off Police Brutality Cases

Banks Make Millions Off Police Brutality Cases

Report shows banks earned $3.7 million on $26 million in city-issued bonds to pay off MPD suits.

Town Hall Meetings Discuss Police Reforms

Town Hall Meetings Discuss Police Reforms

Fire and Police Commission seeks community responses to federal study of Milwaukee Police.

Walker Out of Bounds on NFL Protests: Violence is Violence
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Walker Out of Bounds on NFL Protests: Violence is Violence

Wisconsin Governor Thinks He Should Decide What NFL Players’ Priorities Should Be

Op-Ed: City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated
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City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated

As Ald. Rainey has argued, racism led to violent uprising.

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Huge turnout at listening session, many call for civil rights investigation of MPD's "patterns and practices."

U.S. Rep. Moore Welcomes DOJ Investigation of Milwaukee PD
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U.S. Rep. Moore Welcomes DOJ Investigation of Milwaukee PD

In response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it will launch a collaborative reform initiative with the Milwaukee Police Department, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement:

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

Conservatives from outside Milwaukee hope to join forces with black city residents to oppose the streetcar.

Rep. Gwen Moore Calls on DOJ Review of Milwaukee Police Procedures
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Rep. Gwen Moore Calls on DOJ Review of Milwaukee Police Procedures

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent the following letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division

Back in the News: The Ed Flynn Factor
Back in the News

The Ed Flynn Factor

Politico Magazine concludes Milwaukee is an innovator in policing. Why? Chief Flynn’s leadership.

Murphy’s Law: Attorneys Rush to Chisholm’s Defense
Murphy’s Law

Attorneys Rush to Chisholm’s Defense

Worried about possible recall, they plan fundraiser for the DA. But will it help him?

Murphy’s Law: Recall Effort Targets John Chisholm
Murphy’s Law

Recall Effort Targets John Chisholm

DA targeted by right wingers outraged by John Doe and liberal blacks angered by suspects killed in custody.

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Expresses Outrage Over bill To Allow MPD To Conduct Its Own Investigations When Prisoners Die in Their Custody
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Expresses Outrage Over bill To Allow MPD To Conduct Its Own Investigations When Prisoners Die in Their Custody

Rainey said it was “outrageous” that under the bill other police departments would be investigated by the state Department of Justice or an agency outside the county in case of prisoner deaths.

Milwaukee needs greater investment in human capital
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Milwaukee needs greater investment in human capital

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. May 29, 2013

Results of Williams probe expose deeper problems
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Results of Williams probe expose deeper problems

Results of Williams probe expose deeper problems

Prosecutors miss the mark in Williams decision
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Prosecutors miss the mark in Williams decision

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. May 28, 2013

In Derek Williams case, “justice” is in the eye of the beholder
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In Derek Williams case, “justice” is in the eye of the beholder

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 22, 2013

Mayor Tom Barrett issued the following statement regarding the Derek Williams Inquest:
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Mayor Tom Barrett issued the following statement regarding the Derek Williams Inquest:

“I want to thank Special Prosecutor John Franke for his professionalism while presenting the case and I want to thank the jury panel for their service.”

Williams inquest an exercise in transparency, justice
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Williams inquest an exercise in transparency, justice

We have said all along, since the death in police custody of Derek Williams, that the only way to restore the public’s faith that justice will be done is with complete transparency and a thorough vetting of the facts in full view of the public. Having personally observed several days’ worth of testimony in this […]

Williams death inquest jury gets it right
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Williams death inquest jury gets it right

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. February 21, 2013

Bowen, Stamper Respond to Statement Issued by Supervisor Alexander
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Bowen, Stamper Respond to Statement Issued by Supervisor Alexander

Supervisors David Bowen, District 10, and Russell W. Stamper II, District 5, have issued statements in response to claims by Supervisor Deanna Alexander that elected officials meddled in the affairs of the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner and led to the resignation of Christopher Poulus.

Supervisor Condemns Meddling that Caused Resignation
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Supervisor Condemns Meddling that Caused Resignation

“While Poulus’ boss may have given him some well-intentioned career advise to help him avoid the discomfort of a politically volatile situation, I am dismayed to hear that ‘punishing’ Poulus was even discussed by elected officials, much less demanded by them.”

Murphy’s Law: Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power
Murphy’s Law

Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power

Council appears to back radical change, Barrett seems lukewarm.

Supervisor Bowen Calls for Fire & Police Commission Reform
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Supervisor Bowen Calls for Fire & Police Commission Reform

Bowen to Join Community Leaders in News Conference 5 p.m. Today at City Hall

Murphy’s Law: Deaths in Custody Decline Under Flynn
Murphy’s Law

Deaths in Custody Decline Under Flynn

Journal Sentinel story criticizing department doesn’t report data showing decline.

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

Council votes to support County Board’s Medical Examiner legislation
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Council votes to support County Board’s Medical Examiner legislation

County Board file establishes new policy for ME in cases involving death while in law enforcement custody

Supervisor Bowen Commends Committee for Moving Forward with Reform to Medical Examiner Policy
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Supervisor Bowen Commends Committee for Moving Forward with Reform to Medical Examiner Policy

Legislation now moves to full County Board on November 1

Murphy’s Law: Is Chief Flynn Off the Hook?
Murphy’s Law

Is Chief Flynn Off the Hook?

The federal investigation could cool calls for Flynn's resignation.

Alderman Donovan backs MPD, Chief Flynn on Williams case
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Alderman Donovan backs MPD, Chief Flynn on Williams case

While it appears to now be open season on the Milwaukee Police Department and its leader, I, for one, am standing squarely behind the dedicated and hard working men and women of the MPD and Chief Flynn with regard to the Derek Williams case.

Murphy’s Law: The public is “understandably horrified.”
Murphy’s Law

The public is “understandably horrified.”

Chief Flynn frankly discusses the death of Derek Williams in police custody.

Murphy’s Law: Should Chief Flynn Resign?
Murphy’s Law

Should Chief Flynn Resign?

The city is divided over the chief. But is it all his fault?

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
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Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures

Several Council members met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday (Sept. 28) to discuss concerns related to the Derek Williams case.

Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches
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Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches

Other Council members and I have recently been directing our efforts toward learning more about the tragic death in police custody of Derek Williams, and seeking justice for him.

Meeting with medical examiner to be covered by Council President Hines & other Council members at 2 p.m. news conference
Common Council members question Medical Examiner on Williams investigation
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Common Council members question Medical Examiner on Williams investigation

In their ongoing efforts to provide clarity and transparency about the investigation into the tragic death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police custody, Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Willie C. Wade and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner this morning, expressing their concerns and seeking answers.

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation
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U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation

We are respectfully requesting that the office of the U.S. Attorney conduct an investigation into the case of Derek Williams, who died last year while in the custody of Milwaukee police.

Common Council members to meet with Medical Examiner on Williams investigation
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Common Council members to meet with Medical Examiner on Williams investigation

The Common Council members intend to relay their constituents’ concerns to the Medical Examiner

Council members to discuss Williams case
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Council members to discuss Williams case

4:30 p.m. TODAY, Sept. 25, 2012

How will Milwaukee Police Department handle extra work?
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How will Milwaukee Police Department handle extra work?

I’m disappointed the Mayor didn’t find it necessary to brief more Council members on his plans.