Statement on Officer Involved Third Ward Shooting
Statement from Alderman Robert Bauman
Yesterday, one of our own Milwaukee police officers was the victim of a shooting in the Third Ward. The off-duty detective witnessed an attempted robbery, and heroically stepped in without hesitation to support a citizen in need.
Thankfully, no one was fatally harmed in this incident, and I wish the detective a full and speedy recovery. I also want to commend the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) for their rapid response to this incident that resulted in two suspects being apprehended.
I, like so many others across the city, am fed up with the violence. What happened yesterday in the Third Ward, and continues to happen daily elsewhere, is outrageous. No one should have to fear for their life or well-being while grabbing food, visiting a shop or just walking through a neighborhood.
This incident is just the latest of many incidents over the last two years involving robberies, auto thefts and carjackings in a neighborhood that has historically been considered very safe. It is past time for MPD to saturate the area and dedicate significantly greater resources in the Third Ward to ensure a much higher level of safety for those who live, work and visit the area.
- Suspects in Connection to Off-Duty MPD Detective Shot Criminally Charged - Milwaukee Police Department - Jan 18th, 2022
- Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Statement on Incident in Third Ward - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jan 14th, 2022
- Statement on The Heroic Actions of Off-Duty MPD Officer - Ald. Michael Murphy - Jan 14th, 2022
- Statement on Officer Involved Third Ward Shooting - Ald. Bob Bauman - Jan 14th, 2022
- Another Brave Police Officer Steps Up For Us! - Bob Donovan - Jan 14th, 2022
- Taylor Statement on Off-Duty Officer Shooting - State Sen. Lena Taylor - Jan 13th, 2022
- Earnell Lucas Statement On Officer Shooting In The Third Ward - Earnell Lucas - Jan 13th, 2022
- Off-Duty MPD Detective Shot - Milwaukee Police Department - Jan 13th, 2022
- Off-Duty Officer Shot in Third Ward - Corri Hess - Jan 13th, 2022
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