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Jun 12, 2023

Microsoft agrees to pay $20 million civil penalty for alleged violations of children’s privacy laws

Microsoft allegedly knew that certain users were children, but nonetheless continued to collect personal information.

Jan 24, 2023

DOJ investigating police shooting in Dunn County

The state Department of Justice is investigating after police officers shot and killed a home invasion suspect in Dunn County.

May 16, 2022

Janesville property owners sued for sexual harassment and retaliation

A lawsuit has been filed against a Janesville couple alleging sexual harassment and retaliation against former tenants since at least 2000.

Jun 3, 2020

Wisconsin awarded nearly $13M in grants to hire more police officers

The Department of Justice has awarded nearly $13 million in grants to hire more law enforcement in Wisconsin.

Jan 21, 2020

Wisconsin DOJ to review sexual assault investigations

The Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to review a series of sexual-assault investigations from the Wisconsin National Guard after a federal report found many were conducted improperly.

Sep 18, 2018

Consultant uncovers host of deficiencies at Wisconsin crime labs

Wisconsin's crime labs are suffering from various shortcomings, including poor morale and their willingness to accept too much evidence from the police, according to a report that was released on Tuesday and commissioned by the state Department of Justice.

Aug 17, 2017

Schimel taps assistant prosecutor to lead criminal appeals

Attorney General Brad Schimel has chosen a new leader for the state Department of Justice’s criminal-appeals unit. Schimel announced Thursday that he had chosen Assistant Attorney General Clayton Kawski to fill the spot. Kawski started working for the DOJ in 2010. He led the DOJ’s special-litigation and appeals unit but left in 2016 when Gov. […]

Dec 3, 2015

Wells does a little bit of it all for DOJ’s Legal Services’ department

As Linda Wells made her daily hour-long drive into work at the Wisconsin Department of Justice in Madison, she would think ahead to her work day.

Dec 19, 2014

Schimel names executive staff

Wisconsin Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named more members of his state Justice Department executive staff.

Dec 6, 2013

Hearing to be held in firing of DOJ officer

Wisconsin's whistleblower law may have been violated when a special agent was fired after alleging that his boss was illegally making and selling guns, the state Department of Workforce Development said.

Sep 26, 2013

An unprepared witness is a lost witness

When someone is called as a witness in any kind of legal matter, it’s usually a new and disturbing experience.

Sep 26, 2013

Judge orders documents released in John Doe probe

An appeals judge has ordered some documents released in the secret investigation into illegal campaign activity by former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker.

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