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Jun 5, 2023

Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission amend reckless driving towing SOP for MPD

Previous law only allowed Milwaukee Police to tow vehicles following reckless driving incidents when a vehicle was unregistered.

Milwaukee Police
Jun 5, 2023

Milwaukee Police find body in towed vehicle

The decedent is believed to be a 17-year-old Milwaukee male.

Wisconsin Reckless Driving
May 24, 2023

Reasons why people drive recklessly in Wisconsin, possible solutions

Unlike Illinois, Wisconsin's left lane on an interstate is not technically a "passing lane."

May 19, 2023

Milwaukee Police launch athletic league (MPAL)

By Steve Schuster [email protected] On Friday, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), in partnership with the Office of Violence Prevention and the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM), announced the launch of the Milwaukee Police Athletic League (MPAL). The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a national crime prevention initiative rooted in the belief that all youth […]

Apr 20, 2023

Wisconsin Senate votes to double reckless driving penalties

The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has voiced his support for the measure.

Apr 20, 2023

Milwaukee Police transition to new firearm

Officials are transitioning from the Sig Sauer P320 to a Glock.

Apr 6, 2023

Man flees Milwaukee traffic stop, leading to fatal crash

A motorist who fled from an attempted traffic stop in Milwaukee crashed into a car blocks away, fatally injuring a man, police said. Milwaukee police tried to make the traffic stop early Tuesday but the driver refused to stop and fled from the scene. The Milwaukee Police Department said officers did not initiate a pursuit […]

Mar 24, 2023

Man who shot Milwaukee cop, stole squad car gets 40 years

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to shooting a Milwaukee police officer and stealing his squad car last year has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Jetrin Rodthong, 23, on Thursday for shooting Officer Herbert Davis III as the officer was investigating a report about a sick […]

wisconsin reckless driving
Mar 22, 2023

Lawmakers to vote on tougher reckless driving penalties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Penalties for reckless driving would dramatically increase under a pair of Republican-backed bills that Wisconsin lawmakers are set to vote on Wednesday. The bills’ chief authors, Rep. Bob Donovan and Sen. Duey Stroebel, said they introduced the legislation in response to what they say are rising incidents of reckless driving in […]

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