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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.

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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 civil rights and using a ...

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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 Schollmeier about maintenance work he ...

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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 sentenced Hawkin to 90 days ...

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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 James Cruckson used a high-powered ...

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Chief: Rape wasn’t first allegation against ex-cop

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An ex-Milwaukee police officer accused of raping a woman in July has been accused of breaking the law five times before, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday. Citing department records and officials, the newspaper said three of the previous allegations against Ladmarald Cates, 43, involved sexual misconduct. Two involved female prisoners, and one involved a 16-year-old girl. ...

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