As previously reported on this Blog here, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed a history of under-reporting crimes within the Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”). Now, MPD Chief Ed Flynn announced a new Standard Operating Procedure, which sets forth how reports should be processed and reviewed for accuracy. Chief Flynn blamed prior mistakes in crime reporting on human error and a faulty computer system, which the MPD is seeking to replace. Chief Flynn also announced a new Standard Operating Procedure designed to reduce racial profiling, which states that MPD officers shall be fair and impartial when enforcing the law. Read more about the MPD’s new Standard Operating Procedures in the Journal Sentinel here.

The civil rights lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. are pleased to learn of the MPD’s new Standard Operating Procedures. We hope that accurate crime reports and impartial policing will improve citizen confidence in the MPD.