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Oct 6, 2016

View from around the state: Rape victims deserve fast work on tests

"We owe it to those who had the courage to report a sexual assault." That's what Attorney General Brad Schimel said last year when he announced the state was offered $2 million to test backlogged rape kits.

Oct 5, 2016

Prosecutors want Dassey to remain locked up

Prosecutors want a federal judge to keep a man convicted in a case profiled in the popular "Making a Murderer" Netflix series behind bars while they appeal his release.

Sep 28, 2016

Across US, police officers misuse confidential information

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Sep 18, 2016

DOJ wants state to pay bar association dues

Attorney General Brad Schimel wants the state to pay state Justice Department attorneys' bar association dues.

Sep 14, 2016

Testimony reveals inmates told secretary about abuse

New testimony reveals that inmates at Wisconsin's troubled juvenile prison swarmed the corrections secretary during a 2015 visit to complain that they were being harmed by staff.

Sep 13, 2016

DOJ quietly stopped enforcing concealed carry class sizes

The state Department of Justice quietly agreed to stop enforcing concealed carry class size limitations last year.

Sep 8, 2016

Taxpayers to pay $1.6 million to attorneys in abortion case

Wisconsin taxpayers will pay $1.6 million to attorneys who represented Planned Parenthood and others in a lawsuit that successfully challenged a law requiring hospital admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions.

Sep 7, 2016

DOJ argues against tape release

Law enforcement training videos featuring Attorney General Brad Schimel aren't subject to release under the open records law and doing so could tell pedophiles how to evade capture, Wisconsin's solicitor general told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Jul 26, 2016

Widow sues police over motorcycle shop standoff

The widow of a man killed by police during a standoff at an eastern Wisconsin motorcycle shop is suing the officers for wrongful death.

Jul 14, 2016

Prosecutor won’t charge officer for shooting prom attacker

A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a police officer who shot and killed a teenager who opened fire on kids as they left their high school prom.

Jul 12, 2016

DOJ shrinks environmental protection unit

The state Justice Department has shrunk staffing levels in its environmental protection unit to the lowest level in 25 years.

Jul 7, 2016

Wisconsin DOJ, partners make 87 internet arrests in sweep

The Wisconsin Department of Justice and multiple local police departments have made nearly 100 arrests in a national sweep targeting internet child sex predators.

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