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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Honors Nettles, Community Members and Organizations
Press Release

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Honors Nettles, Community Members and Organizations

MVP Salute to Youth, presented by Associated Bank, raised $1.23 Million for Milwaukee’s youth

ACLU Urges Citizen Oversight of Police Surveillance

ACLU Urges Citizen Oversight of Police Surveillance

Pushes CCOPS ordinance which requires public hearing for any new or existing technology.

Even With Murder Rate Decline, Domestic Violence Homicides Are Surging

Even With Murder Rate Decline, Domestic Violence Homicides Are Surging

Sojourner Family Peace Center says connecting victims of abuse to resources is vital.

Homicides in Milwaukee Down Nearly 50% in 2 Years

Homicides in Milwaukee Down Nearly 50% in 2 Years

Numbers continue to decline since pandemic but officials say more work still needed.

City Hall: Mayor Pledges To Get Involved in Schools
City Hall

Mayor Pledges To Get Involved in Schools

Johnson vows to make Milwaukee a city that attracts people because of its schools.

Milwaukee Police Seek ‘Open Source Intelligence Tool’ for RNC

Milwaukee Police Seek ‘Open Source Intelligence Tool’ for RNC

'It snoops on everyone, regardless of any connection to a crime,' critic charges.

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Speech at Pieper Hillside Boys & Girls Club promotes effort to rebuild 6th Street.

Police Chief Jeffrey Norman Talks Crime, Guns and RNC

Police Chief Jeffrey Norman Talks Crime, Guns and RNC

Milwaukee's top cop appeared before the Milwaukee Press Club Thursday.

Murphy’s Law: Does ShotSpotter Reduce Crime?
Murphy’s Law

Does ShotSpotter Reduce Crime?

Milwaukee is one of 150 cities that use it. But is there any hard evidence that it works?

See Where Milwaukee’s Secret ShotSpotter Sensors Are

See Where Milwaukee’s Secret ShotSpotter Sensors Are

Data leak reveals what MPD and company have attempted to keep private.

Milwaukee Leaders Want State To Allow Red Light Cameras

Milwaukee Leaders Want State To Allow Red Light Cameras

Mayor Johnson, County Executive Crowley say cameras are proven tool for addressing reckless driving.

Plenty of Horne: Notables Attend City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Notables Attend City Birthday Party

The city's 178th birthday party offered fun, food and political chatter.

Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump honored as 2024 Wisconsin Titan 100
Ald. Westmoreland: MPD to put greater emphasis on littering violations
Milwaukee Seeks Change In State Law To Fight Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Seeks Change In State Law To Fight Reckless Driving

Mayor Cavalier Johnson signs Alderman Lamont Westmoreland's proposal, calls for legislative action.

Police Chief Injured In Car Crash Leaving Reckless Driving Press Conference

Police Chief Injured In Car Crash Leaving Reckless Driving Press Conference

Chief Jeffrey Norman's vehicle struck by truck.

Milwaukee Police Chief Involved in a Vehicle Collision
Mayor Calls For Action on Gun Laws

Mayor Calls For Action on Gun Laws

Though homicides down 20% this year, non-fatal shootings are up. Guns a key part of problem, Johnson says.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Augustine Prep Opens $49 Million Elementary School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Augustine Prep Opens $49 Million Elementary School

New building allows for major growth. And an even bigger project is planned.

MPD Seeks Partners For New Camera Network

MPD Seeks Partners For New Camera Network

Partnerships with residents and businesses allow MPD to tap into network of surveillance footage across the city.

MPD Launches Community Connect Milwaukee Program Powered by Fusus
14% of Shooting Victims in Milwaukee This Year Are Under The Age of 17

14% of Shooting Victims in Milwaukee This Year Are Under The Age of 17

Percentage has nearly doubled. Police attribute issue to easy access to guns.

New Report Finds Milwaukee’s Criminal Justice System In Peril

New Report Finds Milwaukee’s Criminal Justice System In Peril

Arrests are down, felony charges are down and a court backlog remains

Gun Locks Available at UNCOM Locations
After State Law Stripped Authority, Leaders of Milwaukee’s Fire & Police Commission Resign

After State Law Stripped Authority, Leaders of Milwaukee’s Fire & Police Commission Resign

Chair Edward Fallone and Vice Chair Amanda Avalos resign in protest following "assault on self-government."

City Hall: Police Pledge Transparency Now That They Have Policymaking Power
City Hall

Police Pledge Transparency Now That They Have Policymaking Power

Deal that gave Milwaukee a 2% sales tax also stripped Fire & Police Commission of much of its authority.

Six Teenagers Injured in Shooting After Juneteenth Celebration

Six Teenagers Injured in Shooting After Juneteenth Celebration

Police chief calls on adults to keeps guns out of hands of teenagers.

Photo Gallery: Juneteenth Draws Thousands To King Drive
Photo Gallery

Juneteenth Draws Thousands To King Drive

52nd annual parade celebrates Black emancipation.

New Body Camera Policy Won’t Apply During RNC

New Body Camera Policy Won’t Apply During RNC

Community advocates decry decision, including lack of public comment.

City Hall: Milwaukee Hiring New Police Officers
City Hall

Milwaukee Hiring New Police Officers

Milwaukee planning for three recruiting classes in 2024, starting pay is $64,000.

MPD Launches the Milwaukee Police Athletic League (MPAL)
Two Milwaukee County Residents Sentenced in Water Street Shooting
City Hall: Milwaukee Police Must Release Crime Footage Within 15 Days
City Hall

Milwaukee Police Must Release Crime Footage Within 15 Days

Police union sues over change.

MPD’s First-Quarter Review
MPD Unveils Violent Crime Reduction Plan

MPD Unveils Violent Crime Reduction Plan

44-page plan calls for community outreach, expanded police force and youth engagement.

City Hall: MPD Needs To Add 11 Officers Says Staffing Study
City Hall

MPD Needs To Add 11 Officers Says Staffing Study

But police department also needs to create 116 new civilian positions, reallocate officers.

Two Milwaukee Police Officers Charged With Felonies For In-Custody Death

Two Milwaukee Police Officers Charged With Felonies For In-Custody Death

Charges of abuse of a resident, felony misconduct in public office.

Officer Shoots, Kills 31-Year-Old Man

Officer Shoots, Kills 31-Year-Old Man

Video posted on social media Tuesday shows officers allegedly dragging the victim's body.

Federal Sweep Nets 114 Fugitives in Milwaukee

Federal Sweep Nets 114 Fugitives in Milwaukee

30-day U.S. Marshals operation clears 213 warrants, including 11 for homicide.

Hundreds Attend Funeral For Police Officer

Hundreds Attend Funeral For Police Officer

Slain officer Peter Jerving served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 4 years.

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Officer Peter Jerving shot and killed near S. 14th St. and W. Cleveland Ave.

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Officer Peter Jerving shot and killed near S. 14th St. and W. Cleveland Ave.

How Can U.S. Marshals Help Milwaukee?

How Can U.S. Marshals Help Milwaukee?

Safe surrender program, sustained community engagement are on the wish list.

MPD Received Donation to Purchase Ballistic Shields for Patrol Officers
MPD and Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office Announce the Addition of a Community Prosecutor to Police District Six
Despite New Homicide Record, Violent Crime in Milwaukee Fell 7% in 2022
City Hall: Family Dollar, Gimbel Beat City In Court
City Hall

Family Dollar, Gimbel Beat City In Court

Area alderman and nonprofit pushed to close store, citing shoplifting, loitering and fighting.

Three Charged In Killing of Milwaukee Postal Worker

Three Charged In Killing of Milwaukee Postal Worker

Kevin McCaa and Charles Ducksworth Jr. face life in prison. Missing package, likely of drugs, appears to be motive.

Three Individuals Charged in Relation to Murder of Postal Employee
City Hall: Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson
City Hall

Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson

Jim Bohl will lead city's lobbying team, Kimberly Montgomery is retiring.

City Hall: Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver
City Hall

Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver

LaShawn Thomas has received 37 traffic citations in five years

Civil Lawsuit Issued Against an Egregious Reckless Driver
Garden District ushers in the holiday season with multiple events this week
Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

For the third straight year city has a new record high and it's only November.

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

MPD hopes recruiting classes will grow to be 30% women by 2030.

MPD Commits to Advance Women in Policing by Pledging to the National 30 x 30
City Hall: Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen
City Hall

Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen

New council members welcomed by colleagues, face budget veto override vote next week.

Milwaukee Crime Stoppers pays $11,000 reward to anonymous tipster who helped police arrest wanted homicide suspect
City Hall: Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents
City Hall

Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents

Sig Sauer guns fired several times without ever leaving holsters. Change will cost $500,000.

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

New policy targets worst offenders, and it has found a number.

MPD Towed over 100 Vehicles Since the New Tow Policy Went into Effect
Senator Baldwin Visits Milwaukee, Mequon to Discuss Investments in Community Safety and Conservation
MPD and the City of Milwaukee Launches the Safe Place Program
MPD Struggles Identifying Source of Crime Guns

MPD Struggles Identifying Source of Crime Guns

Police Department does not maintain a data set on origin of thousands of confiscated firearms.

MPD Receives a Donation of Locks from The Master Lock Company
Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwaukee.

Police Begin Suing Reckless Drivers

Police Begin Suing Reckless Drivers

MPD files lawsuit against driver with 44 violations, warns 20 more repeat reckless drivers they could be sued.

Civil Lawsuit Issued Against an Egregious Reckless Driver
City Hall: Mayor Johnson Looks Back On His First 100 Days In Office
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Looks Back On His First 100 Days In Office

Public safety, financial issues, economic development and contracting COVID-19 for the second time.

MPD Tries New Tactics For Vehicle Thefts, Reckless Driving

MPD Tries New Tactics For Vehicle Thefts, Reckless Driving

MPD using bait cars to catch car thieves. State Patrol will provide assistance on Capitol and Fond du Lac.

Milwaukee Police Department Announces New Traffic Safety Initiatives
Milwaukee Police Department Receives Over 200 REACH-A-Child™ First Responder Bags, Thanks to $11,000 Grant from AT&T Foundation
MPD Launches Community Oriented Policing Community Engagement Sessions
MPD’s Mid-Year Review
Press Release

MPD’s Mid-Year Review

 

Transportation: Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths
Transportation

Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths

City, led by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, adopts "Vision Zero" policy

MPD Begins Installation of Bullet Resistant Glass at District Stations
City Hall: Police Officers Lied About Vaccine Status
City Hall

Police Officers Lied About Vaccine Status

Two officers lied to take a taxpayer-funded trip, under advice from Lieutenant who retired before discipline could be issued.

The Milwaukee Police Department Launches Atlas One Application
Press Release

The Milwaukee Police Department Launches Atlas One Application

Milwaukee PD partners with Atlas One, a new school safety application that will help keep Milwaukee students and community members safe and informed.

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

ARPA funds will aid Milwaukee's efforts to control crowds, curb violence in downtown bar districts.

Do Juvenile Curfews Reduce Crime?

Do Juvenile Curfews Reduce Crime?

Research indicates tactic recently employed by Milwaukee has little effect on crime.

3 More Charged In Downtown Shooting That Left 17 Injured

3 More Charged In Downtown Shooting That Left 17 Injured

A criminal complaint indicates the shooting stemmed from a personal dispute. Six arrested to date, including those who were shot.

Milwaukee On Pace For Record Homicides

Milwaukee On Pace For Record Homicides

81 homicide victims in county so far this year, up from 65 at this point in 2021.

Milwaukee Students Ask for Action on Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Students Ask for Action on Reckless Driving

Mayor Johnson, Chief Norman sit down with sixth-grade students at Roosevelt Middle School.

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Decision comes after 21 shot, 11 arrested from three Friday shootings.

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

Part of broader effort to reduce gun violence and accidental shootings by kids, say mayor and police chief.

City Hall: MPD Temporarily Lost More Than 8,000 Citations
City Hall

MPD Temporarily Lost More Than 8,000 Citations

Offenses including speeding, disorderly conduct, assault and battery had no follow-up after ticket issued.

Public safety technology partnership aims to make the community safer
Press Release

Public safety technology partnership aims to make the community safer

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis May 3, 2022

7 Vehicles Towed In 36 Hours Under New City Policy

7 Vehicles Towed In 36 Hours Under New City Policy

New police policy part of broader effort to stop reckless driving.

City Hall: Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief
City Hall

Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief

Chief comes from a family that is synonymous with Milwaukee fire fighting.

6th District town hall meeting to take place Wednesday, April 20
City Hall: City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers
City Hall

City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers

Spencer submits last minute opinion saying the proposal is too broad.

Cavalier Johnson Plans Focus on Jobs

Cavalier Johnson Plans Focus on Jobs

Mayoral candidate wants to grow city’s population, economy, employment.

City Hall: MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System
City Hall

MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System

Policy would apply to repeat offenders that don't change their driving behavior.

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

It's not a career, says police chief. "It's a calling,"

MPD Station Shot Up, Officers Suspended After Police Custody Death

MPD Station Shot Up, Officers Suspended After Police Custody Death

Multiple outside investigations underway of in-custody death and later police shooting.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Senseless MPD District 5 Shooting Incident
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Senseless MPD District 5 Shooting Incident

“I Completely Denounce This Senseless Act of Violence”

City Hall: Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year
City Hall

Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year

Police Chief and Acting Mayor say program is working.

City Hall: Cavalier Johnson Delivers Public-Safety Focused “State of the City” Speech
City Hall

Cavalier Johnson Delivers Public-Safety Focused “State of the City” Speech

Acting Mayor calls for three approaches to curb surge in violence.

Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Octaviano Juarez-Corro Captured
Eyes on Milwaukee: Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet

Pastor Kenneth Lock II, Bucks' team chaplain, building huge new home for growing church in old shopping center.

City Asks for Help With Investigation into Mass Killing

City Asks for Help With Investigation into Mass Killing

Mayor, Police Chief ask for anyone with information on the murder of six people to come forward.

Off-Duty Officer Shot in Third Ward

Off-Duty Officer Shot in Third Ward

Detective shot several times while intervening in a robbery.

City Hall: A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee
City Hall

A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson releases a strategy focused on law enforcement, community healing and neighborhood-level investments.

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

Could allow seizure of repeat offenders' cars. But is City Attorney trying to delay civil suits?

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Number hits 194, up from 97 in 2019. Non-fatal shootings also at record levels

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Milwaukee's acting mayor hosts a ceremony of pomp and circumstance to tell his story.

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Acting-mayor-to-be and mayoral candidate Cavalier Johnson releases detailed plan of action.

City Hall: Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic
City Hall

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

First female to lead DPW, first time that no major mayor-appointed leaders are white males.

Community Policing Commission Off to Slow Start

Community Policing Commission Off to Slow Start

Community Collaborative Commission sees delays in implementation of new policing procedures.

Chief Norman – The Right Man for the Job
Press Release

Chief Norman – The Right Man for the Job

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 15, 2021

Mayor Barrett and Common Ground Announce City of Milwaukee Joining National Gun Safety Consortium
Three police recruit classes, 195 new officers approved
Press Release

Three police recruit classes, 195 new officers approved

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 5, 2021

City Hall: Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget
City Hall

Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget

No fee increases and small tax increase as city bolsters pension reserve fund in anticipation of fiscal cliff.

City Hall: Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police
City Hall

Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police

Norman has served as acting chief since Dec. 2020 while city sorted out botched Morales demotion.

FPC Appoints Chief Jeffrey Norman as the Permanent Chief
Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Legislative package includes statutory changes, violence prevention and community policing.

Collins Settlement Agreement Report Highlights MPD’s Significant Improvement
City Hall: Police Department Tweets Lied To Public
City Hall

Police Department Tweets Lied To Public

Comptroller audit finds 2020 tweets misled public. Acting Chief Norman calls them "unacceptable."

Rep. Bowen Honors First Responders of the 10th Assembly District
Murphy’s Law: Are Unvaccinated Police Endangering Community?
Murphy’s Law

Are Unvaccinated Police Endangering Community?

No one knows what percentage of Milwaukee officers has been vaccinated.

Supervisor Taylor Applauds Milwaukee Community in Search for Major Harris
Is Third Time The Charm for Red Light Cameras?

Is Third Time The Charm for Red Light Cameras?

Rep. LaKeshia Myers reintroduces bill to allow Milwaukee to use cameras to bust speeders and red-light runners.

Three-year-old Major Harris Found Dead

Three-year-old Major Harris Found Dead

Police were searching for the missing toddler after his mother was murdered.

Police Request Public’s Help Finding Missing 3-Year Old Major P. Harris

Police Request Public’s Help Finding Missing 3-Year Old Major P. Harris

Statewide amber alert issued for the toddler Saturday. Mother found murdered last Thursday.

Wisconsin Police Departments Struggle With Officer Retention

Wisconsin Police Departments Struggle With Officer Retention

City of Milwaukee lost 500 officers to retirement over past five years.

Data Wonk: Why is Milwaukee’s Murder Rate Increasing?
Data Wonk

Why is Milwaukee’s Murder Rate Increasing?

Systemic problems, the COVID-19 pandemic and policing failures appear to be responsible.

City Hall: Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs
City Hall

Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs

MPD Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman presents vision of community-centered approach to solving issues.

Morales Named Fitchburg Police Chief

Morales Named Fitchburg Police Chief

Former Milwaukee chief will lead suburban Madison department.

Milwaukee Facing Another Year of Record Homicides

Milwaukee Facing Another Year of Record Homicides

With 127 murders so far, 2021 is on pace to be just as deadly last year.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Has One Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Has One Candidate

Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman asked to apply for permanent post by FPC. Mayor, many alders back him.

FPC decision on Acting Chief Norman a step in the right direction
Press Release

FPC decision on Acting Chief Norman a step in the right direction

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 3, 2021

City Hall: Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention
City Hall

Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention

Finance & Personnel Committee recommends spending $14 million of city's $394 million ARPA allocation.

Supervisor Goodwin Calls on Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission to Suspend Police Chief Search
City Hall: FPC Restarting Police Chief Search
City Hall

FPC Restarting Police Chief Search

Jeffrey Norman remains a favorite among some city officials.

City Hall: Council Approves Morales Settlement
City Hall

Council Approves Morales Settlement

Former chief will get $500,000 and now a finalist for job in Dane County suburb.

City Hall: Morales Payout Rises Still Higher
City Hall

Morales Payout Rises Still Higher

City must also pay its private legal team. Total cost of lawsuit will exceed $668,000.

City Hall: Morales Reaches Tentative, $626,000 Settlement With City
City Hall

Morales Reaches Tentative, $626,000 Settlement With City

Ousted chief won't return to Milwaukee Police Department.

No Settlement Yet, Morales Will Be Police Chief Again On July 15th

No Settlement Yet, Morales Will Be Police Chief Again On July 15th

Demoted police chief Alfonso Morales will return to old job.

Morales Potential Return As Police Chief Delayed Until July 12th

Morales Potential Return As Police Chief Delayed Until July 12th

Extension gives parties more time to negotiate settlement.

James MacGillis Will Lead Wauwatosa Police Department

James MacGillis Will Lead Wauwatosa Police Department

MPD veteran taking top job in neighboring suburb.

City Hall: Morales Or Milwaukee, Who Will Blink First?
City Hall

Morales Or Milwaukee, Who Will Blink First?

Former chief continues to gain leverage for any potential settlement.

City Hall: Summerfest, City Strike Deal On Police Costs
City Hall

Summerfest, City Strike Deal On Police Costs

Costs had climbed to more than $800,000 annually for MPD, but festival paid for little of it.

Two California Men Charged with Conspiring and Attempting to Distribute Sixteen Kilograms of Fentanyl and Fourteen Kilograms of Cocaine in the Milwaukee Area
City Agrees to Mediation With Morales

City Agrees to Mediation With Morales

Former police chief could get hefty settlement. City hopes to retain acting chief Jeffrey Norman.

City Hall: Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job
City Hall

Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job

Potential move to smaller city a sign of issues in Milwaukee.

The time is now to make Jeffrey Norman permanent chief
Press Release

The time is now to make Jeffrey Norman permanent chief

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 3, 2021

City Hall: Council Approves Federal Drug Trafficking Grants
City Hall

Council Approves Federal Drug Trafficking Grants

Activist asks what success fighting War on Drugs looks like? MPD lists arrests, seizures.

City Hall: Judge Orders Alfonso Morales Gets His Job Back in 45 Days
City Hall

Judge Orders Alfonso Morales Gets His Job Back in 45 Days

Former police chief gets even more leverage on potential settlement.

Milwaukee FPC Bans All Chokeholds

Milwaukee FPC Bans All Chokeholds

Commission scraps policy allowing chokeholds in deadly force situations when "all other options and tactics" are exhausted.

Jury Finds Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty

Jury Finds Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty

Minneapolis cop guilty on all charges, including second degree murder of George Floyd.

Inside the Milwaukee Police Fusion Center

Inside the Milwaukee Police Fusion Center

Protesters have wondered what center is up to. The history and details of little-known unit.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate

Malik Aziz will become police chief in Maryland. Will this benefit Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman?

Acting Police Chief Offers Frank Views

Acting Police Chief Offers Frank Views

"I’m a Black man first,” Norman tells panel. "I will not tolerate any explicit biases."

Marquette Law School to host “Policing and Accountability — A Community Conversation,” March 10
MPD Implements a Traffic Safety Unit to Combat Reckless Driving
After Prison, What Next?

After Prison, What Next?

How to handle the formerly incarcerated. Milwaukee town hall tackles the issue.

Another Step in a 1,000-mile Journey
Press Release

Another Step in a 1,000-mile Journey

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark Borkowski and Alderman José G. Pérez

City Hall: Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission

But a potential issue awaits with looming rejection of Ann Wilson's reappointment.

City Hall: Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…
City Hall

Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…

Police department agrees to certain conditions for grant intended to reform operations.

City Hall: Milwaukee Leaders Commit To Addressing Homicide Pandemic
City Hall

Milwaukee Leaders Commit To Addressing Homicide Pandemic

"There is a tremendous amount of work to be done, and we will do it together," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment
City Hall

Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment

But even if council affirms rejection, Wilson could continue to serve.

FPC should halt selection of new police chief
Press Release

FPC should halt selection of new police chief

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 4, 2021

Ald. Coggs introduces file to seek information on lawsuit filed by former MPD chief
Press Release

Ald. Coggs introduces file to seek information on lawsuit filed by former MPD chief

File also seeks information on the status of the search/hiring process for new chief

Murphy’s Law: Why So Many Police Chiefs?
Murphy’s Law

Why So Many Police Chiefs?

Milwaukee's police leadership has become a surreal version of musical chairs. What’s going on?

Statement on Jeffrey Norman as MPD acting chief
Press Release

Statement on Jeffrey Norman as MPD acting chief

From Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II December 22, 2020

Morales Prepared to File Federal Lawsuit

Morales Prepared to File Federal Lawsuit

Ousted Milwaukee police chief seeks damages, potential return to his position.

Wise Appointment of Jeffrey Norman Gives the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners a Chance to Pause
Press Release

Wise Appointment of Jeffrey Norman Gives the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners a Chance to Pause

Statement of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton December 19, 2020

New acting chief will provide stability and leadership
Press Release

New acting chief will provide stability and leadership

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis December 19, 2020

City Hall: Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief
City Hall

Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief

Milwaukee has at least two police chiefs at the moment.

Jeffrey Norman Will Serve as Acting Police Chief

Jeffrey Norman Will Serve as Acting Police Chief

Once a finalist to be permanent chief, Norman will serve on interim basis.

Appointment of Jeffrey Norman as acting chief a great decision for Milwaukee
Press Release

Appointment of Jeffrey Norman as acting chief a great decision for Milwaukee

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy December 18, 2020

City Hall: FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief

All outsiders, although one finalist has Milwaukee ties.

MPD Survey Shows Police Perception Divided Along Racial, Economic Lines

MPD Survey Shows Police Perception Divided Along Racial, Economic Lines

Researcher says key takeaway is for MPD officers to exercise compassion in any interaction.

City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes
City Hall

Community Groups Propose Changes

Twelve groups invited to speak and push less spending on police and more on lead abatement, other programs.

City Hall: MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job
City Hall

MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job

Terrence Gordon will be Thornton, CO police chief as MPD turnover continues.

City Hall: FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief

Six finalists to be interviewed in private and public will be able to question three finalists.

City Hall: New Commission Seeks Police Reforms
City Hall

New Commission Seeks Police Reforms

Led by Nate Hamilton, Community Collaborative Commission will work with MPD and FPC.

City Hall: Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”
City Hall

Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”

Chair calls executive director out of order repeatedly, then another commissioner calls chair a dictator.

Search for Police Chief Goes National

Search for Police Chief Goes National

5 of 6 candidates from outside Milwaukee. FPC to decide by December. Barrett will weigh in.

Safe & Sound Unveils Another Youth Mural

Safe & Sound Unveils Another Youth Mural

The community event was just the second of ten unveilings to take place in Milwaukee

Dallet May Run for Supreme Court

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $246

Dallet May Run for Supreme Court

Dallet May Run for Supreme Court

Judge Rebecca Dallet could oppose Justice Michael Gableman.