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Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody in June 2011. Initially, the MPD determined that the police officers involved did nothing wrong. After the video was released showing Mr. Williams in the back...more
The City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (“FPC”) is given extensive authority under Wisconsin law to review police officer misconduct. Despite being perhaps the most empowered civilian review board in the county, the...more
As reported yesterday on the Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. website, special prosecutor John Franke has reportedly decided not to charge three Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) officers involved in the death of Derek...more
As previously reported on this blog, Brandon Johnson died on October 6, 2012 while a patient at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex for only three days. Although suffering from some psychiatric issues, he was...more
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) custody. An Inquest into the death led to an advisory jury verdict which determined that three MPD officers failed to render aid to Mr. Williams as...more
Testimony in the Inquest into the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) custody concluded on Tuesday, February 20, 2013. According to a court document filed by Special Prosecutor John Franke, the...more
The fifth day of the Inquest into the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) custody took place on Friday, February 15, 2013. As previously reported on this website, Mr. Williams died in the back seat of...more
The second day of the Inquest into the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) custody took place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and featured testimony by experts who disagreed regarding the cause and...more
As previously reported on this Blog here, four Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) officers face charges of conducting illegal body cavity searches and illegal strip searches. ...more
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody. An initial investigation determined that the MPD officers involved in the incident did nothing wrong. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel then...more
Currently the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (“FPC”) hires the Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”). Recently, several high-profile incidents, such as the death of Derek Williams in MPD custody and...more
On January 2, 2013, the United States 112th Congress officially ran out its term and did not vote the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for reauthorization. VAWA, drafted by then-Senator Joe Biden and signed into law by...more
A Texas state trooper is suspended with pay and will face a grand jury next month for conducting a body cavity search of two women on the side of a highway near Irving, Texas, in full view of passing traffic and a male...more
Back in 2004, a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shot and killed Michael E. Bell. Police officers involved in the incident claimed Michael E. Bell struggled with them and tried to grab an officer’s gun. Following an...more
Back in 2009, Milwaukee County jail guard James Howard sexually assaulted an inmate. A state court convicted Mr. Howard of two counts of sexually assaulting an inmate. The inmate then sued Mr. Howard in federal court,...more
Audio Recordings of Police Are Protected By First Amendment According to Two Different Courts Of Appeal.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to Illinois’ 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law according to trial...more
In response to a request from the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") for citizen input as to whether the DOJ should conduct an investigation into a possible pattern and practice of Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD")...more
As previously reported on this website, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody back in July 2011. Initially, Milwaukee County assistant medical examiner Christopher Poulus ruled that Mr. Williams...more
Following the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody, the Milwaukee County Board passed new legislation which contains new requirements for the Milwaukee County medical examiner when a person...more
In recent years, there have been several high profile incidents where Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") officers have used unreasonable and excessive force against citizens. Perhaps the most famous incident was the beating...more
On October 6, 2012, Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, following his admission only three days earlier. For the three days prior to his death, Mr. Johnson told staff at the Complex that he had...more
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Milwaukee Police Department officers responded to a 911 call relating to Brandon Johnson, due to concerns family members had relating to some potential mental health issues. The officers took...more
Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons? Find out what California courts have to say....more
Published on the National Business Institute (CLE) website on June 11, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/06/arguments-against-defending-pit-bulls/
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