Logsdon Calls for More Funding for Law Enforcement in Wake of Franklin Carjacking
MILWAUKEE – Supervisor Patti Logsdon is calling for more funding for law enforcement and a rejection of efforts to defund the police after today’s double carjacking in Franklin.
“Today’s incident of violent crime in Franklin is proof that defunding the police is a bad idea,” said Supervisor Logsdon. “In fact, we need more funding for police, and we must do more to curb reckless driving and the kind of lawlessness we witnessed in Franklin this morning. We can’t allow criminals to make us live in fear and put the lives of our kids and neighbors at risk,” continued Logsdon. “I have great appreciation for our law enforcement family: without the cooperation of local police from different municipalities, together with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, this type of incident may not have ended so quickly, and we could have had a much worse outcome. I want to offer my sincere appreciation to the law enforcement community that keeps us safe every day.”
Early on Friday morning, a man forced his way into a vehicle, which eventually crashed at South 27th St. and Ryan Road in Franklin. The man then carjacked a second vehicle which crashed a short distance away at South 27th and Sycamore.
The carjacker was shot by police as he exited the second vehicle.
During the incident, countless lives were put at risk by the reckless and aggressive driving, which witnesses said included driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The carjacking prompted the Greenfield School District to put all buildings on lockdown.