Back in 2005, a technically "off-duty" Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") officer shot an unarmed man on Milwaukee's south side. Former MPD Officer Alfonzo Glover shot Wilbert Prado in the back while investigating an alleged road rage incident. Mr. Prado's two young daughters sued former Officer Glover and the City of Milwaukee, claiming that, even though he was technically "off-duty," former Officer Glover was acting within the scope of his employment as a police officer. After a trial, the jury found that former Officer Glover violated Mr. Prado's civil rights, but also found that he did not act within the scope of his employment. Mr. Prado's daughters appealed that decision, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the jury's decision, and ordered a new trial. Just before the new trial was scheduled to begin, Mr. Prado's daughters settled their lawsuit against the City. Details of the settlement are confidential. Read the report regarding the case in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.
The civil rights lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. congratulate Mr. Prado's daughters and their excellent lawyers on the successful resolution of their case. We currently represent several victims of alleged civil rights violations by MPD officers, and we will work hard to achieve justice for our clients.
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