In the midst of unrest in Milwaukee, several dozen young recruits entered the police academy on Monday. They’ll undergo training for six months; when they graduate, they’ll begin walking the beat as Milwaukee police officers. City leaders acknowledged during the swearing-in ceremony that the cadets would be entering the police force at a difficult time.
The cadets entered the room to applause from friends and family members. They took the oath of office at the Milwaukee Safety Academy on the north side.