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Apr 9, 2023

Officers, suspect killed in Wisconsin shootout identified (UPDATE)

Authorities on Monday identified two police officers and a man who were all killed in a shootout during a weekend traffic stop in northwestern Wisconsin.

Mar 14, 2023

Assembly votes to mandate school officers

Schools that experience a high number of crimes would have to hire police officers and station them in their buildings under a Republican-authored bill the state Assembly passed Tuesday.

Feb 7, 2023

Milwaukee police officer fatally shot, shooting suspect dead (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee police officer chased down a robbery suspect and was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire early Tuesday. The suspect also died from a gunshot wound, police said.

Sep 14, 2022

Milwaukee police fatally shoot suspect, search for 2 others

Milwaukee police say officers fatally shot a man after their squad car was struck by gunfire.

Dec 28, 2020

Evers: Criminal justice reforms likely in next state budget

Gov. Tony Evers' executive budget could include criminal-justice reforms as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism, setting up another possible conflict with Republicans who have been reluctant to take any action to reform police procedures.

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.

Nov 26, 2019

Wisconsin sees uptick in fatal police shootings in 2019

Wisconsin is ending the year with more fatal police shootings than last year, as the Fox Valley and the state's northeastern region showing marked increases in shootings.

May 1, 2018

Milwaukee reaches possible settlement in stop-and-frisk suit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee have reached a tentative $1.9 settlement in a lawsuit alleging the city police department's stop-and-frisk policy unfairly targets minorities.

Sep 30, 2011

Ex-Milwaukee cop pleads not guilty to charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fired Milwaukee police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he sexually assaulted a woman while he was on duty. Ladmarald Cates is accused of sexually assaulting the woman after he responded to her 911 call in July 2010. The indictment accuses Cates of two felonies: violating the woman’s […]

Jun 22, 2011

Charge dropped after police officer resigns

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Caledonia police officer accused of pointing his handgun at another officer has resigned and the charge has been dropped. Officer Curtis Schollmeier had been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly pointing his department-issued gun at the back of another officer in 2008. The incident happened after several officers had teased […]

Jun 21, 2011

Superior police officer reaches plea deal

CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — A Superior police officer accused of punching his girlfriend in Minnesota has reached a plea agreement. Forty-four-year-old Sgt. Daniel Hawkin II pleaded guilty Monday in Carlton County to a new misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. In exchange, the judge dismissed the original misdemeanor charge of domestic assault against Hawkin. The judge […]

Jun 6, 2011

State probe into officer shooting forwarded to DA

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal shooting of a Fond du Lac police officer has been forwarded to the local prosecutor. Fond du Lac District Attorney Dan Kaminsky told the Fond du Lac Reporter he hopes to have his review completed in 60 days. Authorities say […]

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