Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Council could back legislation requiring federal law enforcement officers to wear visible identification


By - Jul 23rd, 2020 05:06 pm

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is introducing for immediate adoption Common Council legislation urging Congress to approve Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (NY-14) legislation to require federal law enforcement officers to wear visible identification markers while on duty. 

The Law Enforcement Identification Transparency Act of 2020 would require all federal and local law enforcement officers to identify their name, agency, and badge number on their uniform at all times while on duty or serving the public. 

“In light of the federal government’s recent actions in Portland and the imminent suggestion that they may do the same in other cities, including Milwaukee, I want this city to be on record in support of legislation that curbs this behavior and aids in transparency,” Alderwoman Coggs said. 

The file will be before the full Common Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 28 at 9 a.m. 

The virtual meeting will be televised live on the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse in the City of Milwaukee) and via streaming video on the city website at

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