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Jonathan Safran

Jun 2, 2020

CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION: Law partner remembers Safran, prominent Milwaukee civil rights attorney

When Jonathan Safran took on a case, he was dogged in the pursuit of his goals and painstaking in his methods.

May 20, 2020

Safran, prominent Milwaukee civil rights attorney, dies of cancer

Jonathan Safran, a prominent Milwaukee civil rights attorney, has died after a five-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

Dec 6, 2016

Officer will not be charged in black man’s death

A Wisconsin police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a black man in a suburban Milwaukee park in June, a local police chief said on Monday.

Jul 7, 2016

Civil rights lawsuit filed in Milwaukee police custody death

The family of a man who died in Milwaukee police custody five years ago filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the city and the officers involved.

Dec 16, 2015

Justice Department says Milwaukee police reform plan coming

The U.S. Justice Department announced plans Tuesday to work with Milwaukee police on implementing reforms following the fatal shooting of a mentally ill black man in a confrontation with a white officer last year at a downtown park.

Nov 10, 2015

Officer who killed Milwaukee man won’t face federal charges (UPDATE)

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it wouldn't pursue criminal civil rights charges against a white Milwaukee police officer who shot a mentally ill black man 14 times in a city park last year.

Dec 1, 2014

Attorney: Inconsistencies in Milwaukee shooting (UPDATE)

One of the 14 bullets fired by a Milwaukee police officer at a mentally ill man killed in a downtown park in April hit him in the back, according to official autopsy results released Monday by an attorney for the man's family.

Sep 9, 2014

Still no charging decision in shooting by officer

More than four months after a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed a man in a downtown park, prosecutors said Tuesday they still hadn't decided whether the officer should be criminally charged.

Aug 8, 2014

Parents of Milwaukee boy shot by neighbor win civil case

The parents of a 13-year-old Milwaukee boy who was fatally shot by an elderly neighbor have won a civil judgment against the convicted killer.

Apr 30, 2014

Case delayed for Milwaukee man who killed neighbor (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee County judge has postponed a decision on whether to bypass a trial in the civil case of John Henry Spooner, who shot and killed his teenage neighbor as the boy's mother watched in horror.

Sep 19, 2013

Board to vote on settlement for man beaten in police custody

An Oshkosh Correctional Institution inmate who was beaten by a former Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant during an arrest may get paid more than $100,000 as part of a settlement between him and Milwaukee County.

Nov 4, 2012

Milwaukee cops to stand trial in strip searches

Prosecutors can proceed with a case against four Milwaukee police officers charged with conducting illegal strip searches of suspects, a judge ruled Friday.


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