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Acevedo Family Pledges Push For Justice

Acevedo Family Pledges Push For Justice

They demand officer Michael Mattioli be fired, his alleged accomplices be charged in death of their son Joel.

911 Audio from Joel Acevedo Case Released

911 Audio from Joel Acevedo Case Released

"I want to go home," says Acevedo. Family still seeking body camera footage.

Op Ed: Before Picking New Chief, Fix Policing
Op Ed

Before Picking New Chief, Fix Policing

Milwaukee’s system of policing has been broken for years. We need to rethink it.

People’s Revolution Marks 200 Days of Protest

People’s Revolution Marks 200 Days of Protest

Protests against police brutality match the record of 1960's open housing marchers.

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.

Legislation to be heard relating to medical reports of persons killed/injured in officer involved incidents
Press Release

Legislation to be heard relating to medical reports of persons killed/injured in officer involved incidents

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey October 13, 2020

Protest Shuts Down I-94 Freeway

Protest Shuts Down I-94 Freeway

Protests continued in city last week after Breonna Taylor decision.

Officer Accused Of Reckless Homicide Resigns

Officer Accused Of Reckless Homicide Resigns

Michael Mattioli pleaded not guilty yesterday in death of Joel Acevedo and has resigned from police department.

Joel Acevedo deserves justice
Press Release

Joel Acevedo deserves justice

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa September 3, 2020

Milwaukee Police Department Decides to Move Forward with the Internal Investigation of the Off-Duty Incident Involving Officer Michael Mattioli
Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Senator Larson Statement: The Human Cost of Obstruction
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?

Statement from the Milwaukee Bucks
Press Release

Statement from the Milwaukee Bucks

 

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
Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Accused of unbecoming behavior and lying. Morales' attorney says it's a ploy to distract from problems at commission.

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.

Aldrete Discusses FPC’s Turbulent Year

Aldrete Discusses FPC’s Turbulent Year

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

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.

Resolution requiring MPD members to issue business cards to be before the Council
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.

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 Rally for Joel Acevedo
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?

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent
Press Release

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Caviler Johnson

Milwaukee Common Council passes legislation calling on FPC to ban chokeholds by police and honoring Joel Acevedo
City Hall: Fire & Police Leader Withdraws
City Hall

Fire & Police Leader Withdraws

FPC Executive Director Griselda Aldrete says council values spectacle over merit.

MKE County: Board Passes Racial Equity Proposal
MKE County

Board Passes Racial Equity Proposal

A response to calls for police reform aimed at courts, sheriff's office, transit system.

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.

Acevedo Family Demands Justice

Acevedo Family Demands Justice

Attorneys call for more to be charged in Joel Acevedo's killing. His parents doubt justice will be done.

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful
Press Release

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council - Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Joins Counsel for Joel Acevedo’s Family
Protesters Call for Justice for Joel Acevedo
City Hall: Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds
City Hall

Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds

Decision rests with powerful Fire & Police Commission.

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.

City Hall: Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut
City Hall

Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut

Requires city budget office to model what cut would look like, in time for fall budget debate.

Protest Day 16: Peaceful March Sees Signs of Solidarity
Protest Day 16

Peaceful March Sees Signs of Solidarity

As march traverses city's west side and Wauwatosa it's met with support.

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

Protest Stops in Front of Police Officer Michael Mattioli’s Home
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.

ACLU of Wisconsin Denounces Milwaukee Police Chief for Aggressive Action Toward Protesters, Demands Compliance with Court-Ordered Reforms
Murphy’s Law: Can the Police Union Prevent Reform?
Murphy’s Law

Can the Police Union Prevent Reform?

Milwaukee’s powerful union has long gotten its way. But this time may be different.

The Milwaukee County Human Rights Commissions Denounces Police’s Extrajudicial Killings of Unarmed Black Citizens and the Violent Repression of Protestors
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.

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Giannis and other Bucks players show up at one of seven marches.

Mayor Questions Police Use of Force In Protests

Mayor Questions Police Use of Force In Protests

No rubber bullets, limit tear gas, Barrett says.

8th Night of Marches Leads To South Side

8th Night of Marches Leads To South Side

Nitty and Coleman lead marchers through the south side and back.

This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests

This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests

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

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

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

Supervisor Clancy Calls for Policy Adoption to Protect Protestors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Rafael Mercado Speaks to the Crowd

Rafael Mercado Speaks to the Crowd

Rafael Mercado reminds the crowd why they march and how to do it. Pointing out that Milwaukee Police Department officer Michael Mattioli is out on $50,000 bail after being charged with killing Joel Acevedo during an illegal house party. Rafael Mercado explains why the group is marching, how it should proceed and what it should ask for (2/) pic.twitter.com/j4qOZj0ya0 — Jeramey Jannene (@compujeramey) June 2, 2020 Rafael Mercado explains why the group is marching, how it should proceed and what it should ask for (4/) pic.twitter.com/CDqnasQnQG — Jeramey Jannene (@compujeramey) June 2, 2020

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Demands push for more racial equity, major changes in state, local and police policies.

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Community leaders, politicians release statements, Common Council calls for Milwaukee Police reforms.

ACLU of Wisconsin Condemns Excessive Force By Police Against Protesters
Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding Officer Michael Mattioli:
In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability
Press Release

In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 1, 2020

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

A tale of two marches, one with songs of unity, another with a standoff between marchers and dozens of police officers.

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Several hundred people crisscross the city with a message of frustration, but peace, before curfew went into effect.

ACLU of Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’ Decision to Deploy National Guard to Milwaukee
Chief Alfonso Morales addresses civil unrest
Off-Duty MPD officer criminally charged in the death of Joel Acevedo