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Police Cuts Could Hit Minority Officers

Police Cuts Could Hit Minority Officers

Milwaukee Police Department’s Black and Hispanic officers tend to have less seniority.

Liberate MKE Pushing to Defund MPD

Liberate MKE Pushing to Defund MPD

Defunding advocates want money funneled to communities, not police.

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This weekend will mark the second-straight month of protests.

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.

Protest Day 51: Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side
Protest Day 51

Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side

Mural featuring current leaders is just first phase of broader plan from Mil Collective.

Protest Day 31: New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists
Protest Day 31

New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists

Mural depicts Frank Nitty, Tommy Franecki, Vaun Mayes, Markasa Tucker and others.

State, City Elected Officials Call for Police Reform

State, City Elected Officials Call for Police Reform

Activists, Alders, lawmakers and the governor are calling for policy changes.

Ascension St. Joe’s Won’t Sign Agreement

Ascension St. Joe’s Won’t Sign Agreement

Still tension between hospital and area residents over potential cuts in service.

President Hamilton and CCC invite public to community sessions on police reform
Press Release

President Hamilton and CCC invite public to community sessions on police reform

The Milwaukee Collaborative Community Committee was formed by Council President Hamilton and Council members when the effort to reform the Milwaukee Police Department was cancelled by federal officials.

St. Joseph Hospital’s Future Raises Questions

St. Joseph Hospital’s Future Raises Questions

Here are the key issues in the controversy.

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Community leaders hope ACLU suit’s settlement will improve cops’ interactions with minorities.

A Call for Police Reforms

A Call for Police Reforms

Community members cite Sterling Brown incident, demanding MPD reforms.

More Community Policing Needed?

More Community Policing Needed?

Critics say Police Department must be more accountable.

FPC launches Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative Community Feedback Portal
Press Release

FPC launches Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative Community Feedback Portal

The FPC and MPD are committed to continuing the community conversation started during the US DOJ Collaborative Review process.

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.

City leaders and community partners collaborate to prioritize DOJ recommendations
Community Groups Want DOJ Police Reforms

Community Groups Want DOJ Police Reforms

Two months after DOJ draft report on MPD released, groups demand recommended changes.

50 Years After the Marches: Still Fighting for Equality
50 Years After the Marches

Still Fighting for Equality

A new generation of black leaders faces economic, educational inequities.

Black Leaders React to Smith Verdict

Black Leaders React to Smith Verdict

Calling for peace after acquittal of officer who shot Sylville Smith.

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

DA charges officer Heaggan-Brown. Family and community demand video's release.

Demands for Sheriff David Clarke
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Demands for Sheriff David Clarke

Letters to Sheriff David Clarke and Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the deaths in the Milwaukee County Jail.

Op-Ed: Public Safety Plan Ignores the Community
Op-Ed

Public Safety Plan Ignores the Community

Aldermen should work harder to consult residents and target underlying causes of crime.

Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan
Press Release

Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan

We are writing on behalf of an array of community groups to express our serious misgivings regarding the recently released draft “Public Safety Action Plan.”