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California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

The California Supreme Court has held that the names of police officers involved in shootings generally must be disclosed under state public records law, rejecting arguments by police unions and municipalities that the names...more

Father Of Man Killed By Police Seeks New Law Requiring Independent Review Of Officer-Involved Fatalities

Back in 2004, Kenosha police killed Michael Bell, Jr. during a traffic stop. Michael Bell, Sr. is seeking a new state law following his son’s death. ...more

Proving Police Brutality

We are confident that the vast majority of law enforcement officers throughout Wisconsin are hard-working, honest, and upright public servants dedicated to our protection and well-being. Some police officers, however, engage...more

Milwaukee Police Department Officers Charged With Illegal Strip Searches And Body Cavity Searches To Be Tried Separately

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

Inquest Into Death Of Derek Williams To Begin On February 11, 2013

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

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