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7:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Sued Over Strip Searches

Credit Milwaukee Police / Riemann

Attorneys representing several black men filed a federal complaint against the MPD on Monday, claiming internal problems led officers to strip search suspects.

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12:37 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Early Morning Raid in Milwaukee Targets Violent Street Gang

Early morning raid on Milwaukee's north side
Credit Milwaukee Police/Riemann

Teams of Milwaukee police and FBI agents swarmed into the city’s Amani neighborhood early Tuesday and arrested at least 17 people.

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Politics & Government
10:54 am
Fri May 23, 2014

MPD, Council Members: Milwaukee Must Find Better Ways to Respond to Mentally Unstable Individuals

Site of confrontation with mentally ill man

The Milwaukee Police Department says, when possible, it summons officers with special training but could use much more community support.

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Project Milwaukee
3:34 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Chief Flynn Says Policing Not the Cause of High Rate of Black Male Incarceration


A policy analyst and Milwaukee's Chief of Police offer sharply differing opinions on how law enforcement figures into why so many of Milwaukee's black men are in prison.

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10:33 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Pros and Cons To Milwaukee Police Scanning License Plates

Fire and police commissioners met Wednesday to discuss the police department's plate scanning system.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The Milwaukee Police Department has a relatively new tool for collecting and reviewing information about potential suspects - a reader.

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Politics & Government
2:32 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Milwaukee Council President Unhappy with Former Officer's Sentence

A judge on Friday sentenced a former MPD officer to 20 days in jail, for not stopping fellow officers from conducting illegal strip searches.

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8:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Do High Numbers of Arrests Equal Safer Streets?

Homicides are up 20 percent this year in Milwaukee

The past couple months have been violent ones in Milwaukee. Shootings have plagued parts of the city.

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Politics & Government
3:49 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

What Milwaukee News Did You Miss This Week?

News analyst Bruce Murphy is the editor and chief columnist for
Credit Urban Milwaukee

News of suspended Brewer Ryan Braun’s apology dominated much of the local news this week.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Milwaukee Mayor's Budget Adds 100 Police Officers

In the wake of a violent summer in Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett proposes putting more police officers on the streets

Milwaukee’s recent violent crime wave is on the mayor’s mind as he plans the city budget for 2014.

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4:16 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

More Males Sue MPD for Alleged Strip Searches

Five black men filed lawsuits in July, accusing Milwaukee police officers of conducting or overseeing illegal strip searches.

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