Monday, Oct 03, 2022 - 18:54:00
54 results - (0.005 seconds)

Milwaukee police officers:

latest news at page 1:
12
    Grafton PD, Court TV Joseph Gabrish and John Balcerzak Joseph Gabrish and John Balcerzak were the two Milwaukee police officers who handed a naked, bleeding 14-year-old boy over to serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. They did so over the objection of Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland, and other women at the scene. Gabrish and Balcerzak became known as the “Dahmer cops.” What happened to Gabrish and Balcerzak? Despite the controversy, which generated major headlines at the time of Dahmer’s arrest, both men went on to enjoy lengthy careers in Wisconsin law enforcement. Dahmer’s killings are getting renewed attention as a result of a new Netflix series. “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” started streaming on September 21, 2022. “Across more than a decade, 17 teen boys and young men were murdered by convicted killer Jeffrey Dahmer. How did he evade arrest for so long?” the Netflix site for the show asks. Here’s what you need to know:The Milwaukee Police Chief Fired Gabrish & Balcerzak, But a Court Reinstated The Officers Niecy Nash turns in a powerful performance as...
    Netlfix/Mugshot The actress playing Glenda Cleveland (l) and Jeffrey Dahmer. Glenda Cleveland is one of the heroines of the horrific Jeffrey Dahmer story. His neighbor, she tried to alert Milwaukee police that something was wrong with Dahmer, and she tried in vain to save one of his teenage victims. What happened to Cleveland? Where is she now? Cleveland died in 2011, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The serial killer could have been stopped two months earlier if police had only listened to her,” the newspaper obituary says. Dahmer’s killings are getting renewed attention as a result of a new Netflix series. “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” started streaming on September 21, 2022. “Across more than a decade, 17 teen boys and young men were murdered by convicted killer Jeffrey Dahmer. How did he evade arrest for so long?” the Netflix site for the show asks. Here’s what you need to know:Cleveland Died of Heart Disease & High Blood Pressure Niecy Nash turns in a powerful performance as Glenda Cleveland, a vigilant neighbor fighting for justice in...
    Scott Olson/Getty Images Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) is being mocked after his campaign unveiled a statewide “coalition” of two active law enforcement officers who have endorsed his U.S. Senate run. Barnes is facing Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in November, and with polling tight, he apparently felt the need to show he is supported by police officers. He put out a press release obtained by WisPolitics that does not appear on his campaign website. The release states: Today, a coalition of Wisconsin law enforcement officers from across the state endorsed Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes for the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin law enforcement officers know that they can trust Mandela to support them and provide resources to ensure they can keep communities safe. The list includes the names of nine law enforcement officers from from Milwaukee to Racine. Notably, all but two people on the list are retired: Darlene Jenkins Ray, Retired Captain (Milwaukee, WI) Greg Thompson, Retired Police Officer (Milwaukee, WI) Paul Piotrowski, Retired Police Sergeant (Stevens Point, WI) Gloria Reyes, Former Police Officer (Madison, WI) Eddie...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man was killed by Milwaukee officers after he led them on a chase into a busy downtown bar district, then got out of his vehicle and opened fire on them, police said. One bystander, a 22-year-old Hudson woman, was hit by gunfire in the Friday night shootout, police said. Authorities said they did not immediately know if she was shot by police or by the man; police said her injuries were not life-threatening and she was treated at a local hospital. No officers were hit by gunfire. Police said the 47-year-old Milwaukee man was wanted in a homicide and police had spotted him in a vehicle and tried to stop him at about 11 p.m. Friday when he fled. When the chase ended downtown, police said, the man got out of his vehicle and “fired several shots at officers.” Several officers shot back, killing him, police said. A video circulating on social media shows at least five police cars chasing a pickup truck before multiple shots are heard. In another video, multiple people can be seen...
    ONE person is dead after a wild police chase to hunt down a homicide suspect ended in a shootout. Cops were seen flying down Water Street in downtown Milwaukee late on Friday night in pursuit of the murder suspect. 2Cop cars were seen chasing a murder suspect down a Milwaukee street 2Footage from the chase shows police chase a black pick-up Video taken from the scene shows a barrage of gunfire after cops caught up with the alleged offender. No officers were injured during the incident. Sources told local outlets officers were in pursuit of Ernest Terrell Blakney, Wisconsin Right Now reports. The Milwaukee man wanted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and setting his house on fire. He had been released on $5,000 bail in a sex abuse case, according to the publication. READ MORE WORLD NEWSWHO TOOK ELIZA? Kidnapped jogger is MILLIONAIRE heiress as $50k reward offered for rescuekiss of death Taiwan set to get $1bn Vampire missiles to shoot down Chinese drones At least five police vehicles were seen flying through...
    Thomas had been pulled over and taken into custody on Feb. 23 after officers discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear at a court hearing in 2021. Roughly 16 hours later, Thomas died in his holding cell despite life-saving efforts from officers. Police believe that Thomas ingested a fatal dose of an unidentified white substance during the traffic stop. Officers said he refused to go to the hospital so they placed him in a cell. The three officers who were involved have been placed on full suspension pending toxicology reports.What else?Speaking with the Journal-Sentinel following the incident, Parker-Bell's former girlfriend, Angel Harrell, said he reached a "breaking point" after Thomas' death. She added that her partner of two years was devastated by the deaths of at least three relatives over the past year and had started making statements that she interpreted as suicidal. "I’m not saying that he did right, because I’m very angry with how he handled it, but he wasn’t in the right state of mind," Harrell explained. "He wasn’t. He...
    A Milwaukee man was filmed firing up a police precinct two days after his friend died there while in custody after taking drugs during a traffic stop.    Milwaukee police released the footage on Friday, which shows Darreon Parker-Bell 23, shoot-up the District 5 station's lobby on February 25. He did so two days after his friend Keishon D. Thomas, 20, died there while in custody. Thomas is said to have stopped breathing while alone in his cell, after ingesting an unidentified white substance during a traffic stop that got him arrested.   Parker-Bell had reportedly reached a 'breaking point' following his friend's death, his girlfriend later told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Thomas died on February 23 in a holding cell at the same police station after spending roughly 16 hours in custody following a traffic stop where it's believed he ingested narcotics.  Police say Thomas refused to go to the hospital, so he was placed in a holding cell by himself where he was later found unresponsive.    Two days later, Parker-Bell walked into the police station and asked an officer about his...
    The suspect of a Saturday shooting in Wisconsin that left two dead and two injured has been taken into custody, local police said. One victim has been critically wounded and transported to a hospital, Brown Deer Police Chief Peter Nimmer said at a press conference Saturday afternoon. The suspect was also transported to the hospital, though no information on the person's identity or status has been released. "We believe there might have been a shooting inside the apartment as well as in the parking lot," Nimmer said, according to the New York Times. "[There is] no reason to believe that there is any danger to the community at this time." ROOKIE NYPD OFFICER SHOT WHILE OFF-DUTY The shooting took place at an apartment complex Saturday morning in a suburb north of Milwaukee, with officers called to the scene at approximately 10 a.m., police said. The officers and their car were shot at, but no officers were injured, and law enforcement did not return fire, Nimmer said. Tactical teams entered the apartment complex and arrested the suspect,...
    Police and law enforcement officers continue to be the victims of a violent trend, as six officers were the victims of gun violence over just the past two days. Two police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis; a Milwaukee sheriff's deputy was shot several times during a traffic stop Wednesday evening; and, three more police officers were shot in Houston on Thursday, in separate instances, authorities said. One St. Louis police officer was in "very critical, very unstable" condition after he was shot in the leg and another officer was shot in the abdomen around 1 p.m during a traffic stop, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden said during a press conference on Wednesday.  "I am asking the public to pray for our officers. This is a rough time," Hayden said. "They're doing everything they can to keep people safe, and we keep having these critical incidents." TWO ST. LOUIS POLICE OFFICERS SHOT, WOUNDED PURSUING VEHICLE IN FERGUSON: AUTHORITIES The officer who was critically injured had been serving in the force for three-and-a-half years while the...
    A Milwaukee gunman allegedly shot a city police officer Thursday night – hours after another man was accused of opening fire on three Houston police officers. The officer suffered gunshot sounds to the shoulder, chest and abdomen, according to FOX 6 Milwaukee’s Ben Handelman.  "Arrived at hospital conscious and breathing with serious wounds," he tweeted, citing local police sources. "Suspect stole squad after the shooting but crashed two blocks away. We know a suspect is in custody." AOC CHALLENGER DEMANDS DEATH PENALTY FOR COP KILLERS AMID WAVE OF POLICE SHOOTINGS It comes a day after a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot multiple times by a fleeing suspect. The 26-year-old officer was still hospitalized Wednesday with injuries that were described as not life-threatening. A Milwaukee gunman allegedly shot a city police officer Thursday night – hours after another man was accused of opening fire on three Houston police officers. (FOX 6 Milwaukee)  "STOP SHOOTING OUR OFFICERS!" the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police tweeted. "This has to stop, the third officer shot in two weeks in Milwaukee. #EnoughIsEnough." And on...
    (CNN)A manhunt is underway after a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy was shot during an overnight traffic stop, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said. During the traffic stop, a passenger in the car fled on foot, the sheriff's office said. During the foot pursuit, "the deputy suffered multiple gunshot injuries," MCSO tweeted."As of about 3:30 a.m., the deputy was conscious, breathing & receiving treatment," MSCO said early Wednesday morning. Houston authorities identify man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a deputy "The suspect vehicle driver is in custody. The shooter/passenger, considered armed/dangerous, is at large."Read MoreAuthorities have not released a detailed description of the suspect. The shooting follows a rash of recent shootings of police officers -- some of which have been fatal. Two New York City police officers were killed after responding to a domestic disturbance Friday night. On Sunday morning a Houston-area deputy constable was killed for no apparent reason during a traffic stop, authorities said.
    Civil trial to hold white supremacists responsible for Unite the Right violence begins in Charlottesville Former New York Gov. Cuomo charged with misdemeanor sex crime The Milwaukee Common Council's powerful finance committee on Thursday recommended stashing away tens of millions more toward the city's pension and hiring 195 officers to limit the drop in the Police Department's sworn strength. © Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee City Hall. Mayor Tom Barrett presented a $1.75 billion proposed 2022 budget last month. The 15-member council will take up amendments and adopt the budget on Nov. 5. Load Error Ald. Michael Murphy, who chairs the Finance and Personnel Committee, said the most significant amendments were to put aside $30 million more to ease the expected spike in the city's pension contribution in 2023 and to allocate $6 million to hire the police officers. Get daily updates on the Packers during the season. "I feel that's extremely important when we have clearance rates that are dropping so precipitously, and people forget that citizens if they feel the justice system doesn't work they start...
    Police in Wisconsin fatally wounded a man who shot and critically injured an officer during a traffic stop early Sunday morning, officials announced. Greenfield police officers were conducting a traffic stop shortly after 1:35 a.m. near South 35th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue, where the driver briefly stopped before speeding away and crashing several blocks away, the police department said in a press release.  After crashing, the driver got out of the vehicle and "began shooting at officers," including a 36-year-old who was struck multiple times, officials said.  WISCONSIN SHERIFF'S 'PROGRESSIVE' JAIL REFORM INVOLVES CALLING INMATES 'RESIDENTS' Two other officers shot back and mortally wounded the suspect, who has only been identified as a 31-year-old Milwaukee man. The wounded officer, who has been with the department for three years, was taken to an area hospital with critical injuries, police said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The department said the officers who returned fire have between one-and-a-half and three years on the job. The reason for the traffic stop was not immediately disclosed.  The Milwaukee Police Department is...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police shot and killed a Milwaukee man who they say fired a gun at officers. The shooting happened about 4 p.m. Monday on the city’s north side. Officers responded to a report of an individual with a gun who was pointing it at people. “Upon arrival, officers encountered an armed individual and gave him commands to drop his gun,” said Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman. “The individual discharged his firearm. A few officers discharged their firearms, subsequently striking the individual.” Three officers are on administrative leave as the shooting is investigated. A cousin of the 42-year-old man, Jennifer Davis, said he wasn’t a violent person. “He’s a good person. He may have some mental issues or whatever, but he’s a very good person. He treat people good and all that, and we all love him and now he gone!” Wauwatosa police are leading the investigation into the shooting. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)   More On WCCO.com: Abby Anderson, Sister Of Runner...
    More On: police officers White police chief caught on video putting ‘Ku Klux Klan’ sign on black officer’s desk 2 Chicago cops shot while breaking up 4th of July crowds Arkansas cop dead after fleeing suspect runs him over with car ‘Cops’ creator dies during off-road race in Mexico Two Milwaukee police officers were hurt when a suspect tossed “powerful” fireworks at them early Monday, department officials said. The unnamed male officers were rushed to a hospital after someone threw the explosive at them at about 12:20 a.m. on North Water Street in downtown Milwaukee, police said in a statement. “The device detonated, causing injuries to the officers,” police said. “The device is believed to be a powerful pyrotechnic.” Both cops, ages 45 and 40, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries following the incident, which is being probed as a battery on a police officer. Details of the officers’ wounds were not provided. “The officers were standing on the street monitoring the area,” a police spokesman said. “They were released from the hospital.” The unnamed male officers were rushed to...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police in Milwaukee are trying to find whoever threw an explosive at two officers early Monday morning. Police said in a news release that an unknown suspect threw a “powerful pyrotechnic” device toward two male officers a little after midnight on North Water Street a few blocks from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The device detonated, injuring both officers, ages 45 and 40. Their injuries weren’t life-threatening but they were taken to a local hospital for treatment. A police spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a message Monday seeking additional details. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    A 19-year-old who drunkenly broke into a Milwaukee house and fell asleep awoke to find himself in handcuffs after he was detained by three out-of-state cops who were renting the property through Airbnb. Deputy Charles Pesola and two colleagues from Montana's Flathead County had been in Milwaukee last Friday for an emergency vehicle training exercise. Pesola said he woke at 2.30am after hearing strange noises, and then when they woke up a few hours later found a stranger asleep in one of the bedrooms. The officers slapped him in cuffs before he'd woken up, and called Milwaukee PD who came and arrested him. Pesola shared a video of the encounter with his 200,000 followers on TikTok, where it attracted nearly 4,000 comments and 172,000 likes. Deputy Charles Pesola, right, and a fellow officer from Montana's Flathead County rented a house on Airbnb while they were in Milwaukee for a training exercise After hearing strange sounds in the night, they woke to find 'this dude' asleep in one of the bedrooms. Pesola said the teenager was so intoxicated he 'had...
    The City of Milwaukee has approved a $750,000 settlement for Sterling Brown, more than three years after the NBA player was tased by police during a run-in with officers over a parking violation. The motion was passed unanimously by the Common Council, 14-0. Brown was a member of the Milwaukee Bucks at the time but now plays for the Houston Rockets. On January 26, 2018, an officer approached Brown after he illegally parked across two handicap spots outside a Walgreen's. Several officers arrived at the scene and a struggle ensued. Video of the arrest showed officers taking Brown to the ground and shocking him with a Taser.   Brown was arrested but never charged. Soon after the arrest, he played an NBA game with visible bruises on his face. He later sued the city, claiming the officers used excessive force. Brown agreed to a settlement with the city last November, but it was only made official on Tuesday. According to CBS Milwaukee affiliate WDJT, the agreement requires changes to seven policing procedures in addition to the monetary considerations. Among...
    The City of Milwaukee has approved a $750,000 settlement for Sterling Brown, more than three years after the former Milwaukee Bucks player was tased by police during a run-in with officers over a parking violation. The motion was passed unanimously by the Common Council, 14-0. On January 26, 2018, an officer approached Brown after he illegally parked across two handicap spots outside a Walgreen's. Several officers arrived at the scene and a struggle ensued. Video of the arrest showed officers taking Brown to the ground and shocking him with a Taser.   Brown was arrested but never charged. Soon after the arrest, he played an NBA game with visible bruises on his face. He later sued the city, claiming the officers used excessive force. Brown agreed to a settlement with the city last November, but it was only made official on Tuesday. According to CBS Milwaukee affiliate WDJT, the agreement requires changes to seven policing procedures in addition to the monetary considerations. Among them: Officers will have to report when they pull their firearms out. Though Brown's lawyer requested...
    (CNN)NBA player Sterling Brown's $750,000 settlement was approved Tuesday by the City of Milwaukee Common Council following a lawsuit stemming from a 2018 altercation where he was tased, tackled, and stepped on by city police officers.The former Milwaukee Bucks player brought a civil rights lawsuit in federal court claiming Milwaukee police used excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to a letter from the City of Milwaukee's Office of the City Attorney to Milwaukee's Common Council. Officers disciplined in arrest of NBAs Sterling Brown, police chief saysThe Common Council approved the resolution authorizing the settlement 14-0 on Tuesday, with one abstention, according to the council website.On January 26, 2018, Brown was tased by police and wrestled to the ground by several officers after an officer said he had parked across two handicapped spots at a drugstore. Brown was never charged with a crime. Bodycam footage reviewed by CNN showed a Milwaukee police officer stepping on Brown's ankle during his arrest, while others mocked Brown and any potential civil rights complaint he might make.Read MoreThe Milwaukee Bucks issued a...
    Shocking new police video has emerged showing bloodied Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown after he was assaulted outside of the Booby Trap, a Miami-area strip club, in the early hours of April 19. As sources told The Athletic, Brown, 26, entered the wrong van on his way out of the club that night and got into an argument with the vehicle's other occupants, who jumped him, beat him, and hit him over the head with a bottle, causing a serious head wound. Police say Brown and teammate Kevin Porter Jr. were not cooperative when speaking with officers after the assault. Arrests have not been made in the case. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Shocking new police video has emerged showing bloodied Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown after he was assaulted outside of the Booby Trap, a Miami-area strip club, on April 19 Sterling Brown (left) was assaulted after reportedly entering the wrong van on his way out of a Miami-area strip club in the early hours of April 19. He was at the club with teammate Kevin Porter Jr....
    WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man has filed a lawsuit alleging that police in West Allis beat him two years ago after using a secret spy plane to track him down. Reynaldo Narvaez drove away from an officer who tried to stop him for having tinted windows on March 22, 2018, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. He lost the officer, parked in an alley and walked away. But an “unknown police surveillance aircraft” was tracking him, according to the lawsuit. Officer Lucas Binter confronted him at gunpoint as he was walking down the sidewalk. Narvaez was unarmed and followed commands to get on the ground. Binter and officers Todd Kurtz and Jeffrey Zientek then kicked him in the head, stomped him and choked him before Officer Timothy Gold shocked him with a stun gun. Narvaez ultimately pleaded guilty to fleeing and eluding as well as negligent driving. He was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation. The Journal Sentinel posted on its website what appears to be aerial surveillance footage of Narvaez's arrest. The...
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people. Gunfire broke out outside Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday afternoon. Eight people were injured but none were killed. The shooter fled before police arrived. Police said the shooting stemmed from an altercation and wasn't a random act. Authorities announced on Sunday that officers had arrested a 15-year-old Milwaukee boy, whom investigators believed was the shooter. Wauwatosa Police Sgt. Abby Pavlik said Monday evening that the 15-year-old boy was arrested during a traffic stop in Milwaukee. Officers recovered the weapon they believed was used in the shooting from the vehicle. Officers also arrested a passenger in the vehicle as well as a third individual believed to have been involved in the shooting. Pavlik did not include any details of the circumstances of that third arrest in an email. She also did not include the ages or names of either person or any of the victims. Investigators weren't sure if the shooting...
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people. Gunfire broke out outside Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday afternoon. Eight people were injured but none were killed. The shooter fled before police arrived. Police said the shooting stemmed from an altercation and wasn’t a random act. Authorities announced on Sunday that officers had arrested a 15-year-old Milwaukee boy, whom investigators believed was the shooter. Wauwatosa Police Sgt. Abby Pavlik said Monday evening that the 15-year-old boy was arrested during a traffic stop in Milwaukee. Officers recovered the weapon they believed was used in the shooting from the vehicle. Officers also arrested a passenger in the vehicle as well as a third individual believed to have been involved in the shooting. Pavlik did not include any details of the circumstances of that third arrest in an email. She also did not include the ages or names of either person or any of the victims. Investigators weren’t sure if the...
    A Wisconsin police officer who killed three people in the line of duty agreed to resign from the department. Joseph Mensah, an officer for the Wauwatosa Police Department, was cleared of wrongdoing in all three deaths, but there were growing calls for him to be fired, including a recommendation that he lose his job from a private investigator. He entered into a separation agreement on Tuesday with the Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association and the city of Wauwatosa. His resignation will be effective on Nov. 30. "Now is the time for all of us to come together and heal," Mayor Dennis McBride said in a statement. "We've made substantial progress during 2020, and in the coming year we'll continue to focus on positive change for our community. As before, I'm committed to working with the Common Council, the city's Equity and Inclusion Commission, and members of the public to make that happen." Mensah has fatally shot three people while in the line of duty during the last five years, the first of which happened less than a year after he...
    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has agreed to a $750,000 settlement with the city of Milwaukee, nearly three years after he was tased by an officer during a run-in with police over a parking violation, court documents show.  The settlement will also require the city to admit that Brown's constitutional rights were violated and to commit to implementing changes to the police department. Brown on Friday signed the settlement agreement, which still needs the city council's approval. City Attorney Tearman Spencer recommended the settlement on Wednesday. On January 26, 2018, a police officer approached Brown after he illegally parked across two handicap spots, officials said. Several officers arrived at the scene and a struggle ensued. Video of the arrest showed officers taking Brown to the ground and shocking him with a Taser. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Brown was arrested but never charged. Soon after the arrest, he played an NBA game with visible bruises on his face. He later sued the city, claiming the officers used excessive force.  In September 2019, Brown rejected a $400,000 settlement...
    (CNN)NBA player Sterling Brown has reached a $750,000 proposed settlement with the City of Milwaukee stemming from a 2018 altercation with the city's police where he was tased, tackled, and stepped on by officers.The Milwaukee Bucks player brought a civil rights lawsuit in federal court claiming Milwaukee police used excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to a letter from the City of Milwaukee's Office of the City Attorney to Milwaukee's Common Council. Police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown talking to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in Milwaukee.In addition to the $750,000, the proposed settlement features a joint statement from the City of Milwaukee that acknowledges a constitutional violation and a vow to make changes to the police force's operating procedures. Council members must approve the proposal for it move forward.On January 26, 2018, Brown was tased by police and wrestled to the ground by several officers after an officer said he had parked across two handicapped spots at a drugstore. He was never charged...
    Loading the player... Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has reached a $750,000 settlement in his civil rights lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee. The lawsuit stems from a 2018 violent encounter with police over an alleged parking violation. Body cam footage filmed in January of that year supported Brown’s claim that excessive force was used against him, theGRIO previously reported. The video showed an officer stepping on Brown’s ankle as he lay helpless on the ground. Brown sued the police department, claiming officers targeted him because he’s Black. The Associated Press reported that a group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest.  Read More: New body cam video of Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown’s arrest Change the system.During last week’s NBPA B.I.G Town Hall Series, Sterling Brown joined @BaronDavis and Chloe Cheyenne to talk about police...
    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has agreed to a $750,000 settlement with the city of Milwaukee, nearly three years after he was Tased by an officer during a run-in with police over a parking violation, court documents show.  The settlement will also require the city to admit that Brown's constitutional rights were violated and to commit to implementing changes to the police department. Brown on Friday signed the settlement agreement, which still needs the city council's approval. City Attorney Tearman Spencer recommended the settlement on Wednesday. On January 26, 2018, a police officer approached Brown after he illegally parked across two handicap spots, officials said. Several officers arrived at the scene and a struggle ensued. Video of the arrest showed officers taking Brown to the ground and shocking him with a Taser. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Brown was arrested but never charged. Soon after the arrest, he played an NBA game with visible bruises on his face. He later sued the city, claiming the officers used excessive force.  In September 2019, Brown rejected a $400,000 settlement...
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin arrested a bicyclist after a physical struggle during another night of protests over a prosecutor’s decision not to charge an officer who fatally shot a Black teen in February. Police in Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee suburb, blocked residential streets Tuesday night and redirected a caravan of cars and a small group of protesters while announcing the gathering was an unlawful assembly. Video posted on social media shows the bicyclist, holding what appears to be an air horn, approaching a group of officers. One officer rushed toward the man and several others followed, tackling him to the ground and struggling with him as they attempted to handcuff him. Screaming could be heard as officers made the arrest. One officer apparently hit a photographer’s camera and pointed a smoke canister at him, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Police fired a round of smoke at people who had congregated in the street near the officers. Tuesday was the second night without a curfew in Wauwatosa following Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s decision last...
    Two reporters for the conservative news outlet Daily Caller said they were beaten with nightsticks by police as they reported on an anti-police protest Thursday night in Wauwatosa, Wis. Shelby Talcott, 27, and Richie McGinniss, 31, said they were injured during the encounter with Wauwatosa Police. “It was excessive force, for sure,” Talcott told Fox News on Friday. “Nobody was resisting. When police told us to do something, we complied.” WISCONSIN PROTESTS: MOTHER, SISTERS OF ALVIN COLE ARRESTED AFTER CURFEW Protesters march in Wauwatosa, Wis., around a line of National Guardsmen protecting the Wauwautosa City Hall, late Wednesday. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP) She said a ranking officer ordered them released after they proved to him that they were members of the media. A Wauwatosa Police spokeswoman did not immediately return a call for comment from Fox News. Earlier Friday the Wauwatosa Police Department said they had made several arrests Thursday night of “members from a crowd violating lawful orders.” “We ultimately want voluntary compliance of the emergency curfew,” it said. Talcott said they were with two other reporters who were taken into...
    A series of tweeted videos from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shows protesters attempting to take over a freeway. Police can be seen quickly moving in and arresting protesters who refuse to comply with orders to leave. Brendan Gutenschwager tweeted a video Wednesday evening showing a group of protesters getting ready to move onto the Interstate 94 freeway in Milwaukee. The protesters just took the freeway here in Milwaukee. Not enough police to stop them #MilwaukeeProtests #AlvinCole #Wauwatosa #JosephMensah #Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/pU2a8SBjv4 — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) October 7, 2020 Protesters can be seen forcing their way past a line of police vehicles and officers to move onto the freeway. Police officers could not stop the protesters with their limited numbers at the time. Some protesters are seen to be engaging in physical confrontations with officers. Police look on as protesters march onto I-94 here in Milwaukee #MilwaukeeProtests #AlvinCole #Wauwatosa #JosephMensah #Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/F6JLAYbB7H — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) October 7, 2020 A video by Kitty Shackleford shows protesters taking over the freeway as police officers respond in larger numbers. Officers begin to re-establish law and order...
    Protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, marched down a highway and blocked traffic on Wednesday night following the announcement of no murder charges against Louisville officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Video footage published by SV News appears to show protesters marching in Milwaukee with cars and motorcycles behind them. Another video shows police allegedly using tear gas on protesters on I-94, trying to disperse the crowd and make way for traffic to get through. BREAKING: Crowds marching down highway in #Milwaukee, Wisconsin, blocking traffic — in response to #BreonnaTaylor announcement. pic.twitter.com/SUXHYcVhdr — SV News ???? (@SVNewsAlerts) September 24, 2020 Breitbart News reported that police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday night as protesters took to the streets in that city to oppose the grand jury’s findings in the officer-involved shooting of Breonna Taylor. #Breaking: Louisville police tell NBC News two officers have been shot and are at Louisville University Hospital — Gabe Gutierrez (@gabegutierrez) September 24, 2020 The condition of the officers is not known. AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would reduce the city's police force by 120 positions in his proposed 2021 budget. Barrett is presenting the $1.5 billion budget to the Common Council Tuesday. The police positions would be reduced through attrition. The mayor's budget cuts about $430,000 from the police department's current funding level. The proposal follows the loss of 60 sworn police jobs in this year's budget, which cut the department to about 1,800 officers. The budget cuts follow calls nationwide to defund police amid the demonstrations and marches for racial justice. “I have presented many budgets to the council and we have worked on them together, but this is by far the most sobering one because it’s really the year when our budget challenges have reached a pretty dramatic crescendo,” Barrett told the Journal Sentinel. Barrett said the city was expecting a difficult budget year even before the coronavirus pandemic and economic fallout and the marches for racial justice. Barrett's budget would also make cuts to the city's fire department, which could likely result in the closure of...
    WTMJ-TV Physique digital camera footage reveals two now-former Milwaukee cops roughing up a theft suspect on June 30. The officers have since resigned. Two now-former Milwaukee cops have resigned following the emergence of physique digital camera footage displaying them harassing a theft suspect. Officers Eric Ratzmann and Eric Fields had been looking for a theft suspect on June 30, WTMJ-TV reported. The pair approached and proceeded to arrest a person they noticed strolling down an alley, the station continued. Physique digital camera footage reveals the suspect asking why he’s being handcuffed, when Ratzmann calls for to know why he took cash from somebody. “Taking cash from the previous man?” he says as he kneels on high of the person. “I noticed you do it.” The person then seems to spit at Ratzmann as he’s being buckled into the again of the police automotive, the video reveals. Ratzmann responds, “You simply spit at me motherf****r! You motherf****r! You’re lifeless,” based on the footage obtained by WTMJ-TV. The officers then repeatedly threaten the suspect,...
    WTMJ-TV Body camera footage shows two now-former Milwaukee police officers roughing up a robbery suspect on June 30. The officers have since resigned. Two now-former Milwaukee police officers have resigned following the emergence of body camera footage showing them harassing a robbery suspect. Officers Eric Ratzmann and Eric Fields were searching for a robbery suspect on June 30, WTMJ-TV reported. The pair approached and proceeded to arrest a man they saw walking down an alley, the station continued. Body camera footage shows the man asking why he is being handcuffed, when Ratzmann demands to know why the suspect took money from someone. The man then appears to spit at Ratzmann as he is being buckled into the back of the police car, the video shows. Ratzmann responds, “You just spit at me motherf****r! You motherf****r! You’re dead,” according to the footage obtained by WTMJ-TV. The officers are then showing repeatedly threatening the suspect, claiming “it’s all over for you,” and “we are going on a long ride dude, i can tell you that.” You can watch the full...
    The Milwaukee Bucks are boycotting their playoff game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday afternoon to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday. The game was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. EDT, but minutes before tip-off, the Bucks had still not taken the court. ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the boycott news on Twitter. The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020 In a follow-up tweet, Wojnarowski said that the decision to boycott what was supposed to be Game 5 of the Bucks' first-round playoff game against the Magic was made by the players. "We're tired of the killings and the injustice," Bucks guard George Hill said, according to ESPN. Blake, 29, was critically wounded Sunday afternoon after being shot multiple times in the back at close range by Kenosha police after officers responded to a reported domestic incident. Graphic cellphone footage showed Blake walking away from a pair of police officers toward his car. As he attempted to get in his car — where his...
    The Milwaukee Bucks are boycotting Game 5 of their first-round series against the Orlando Magic over the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Magic took the court Wednesday afternoon before the game, but the Bucks never came out of their locker room. Game 5 would represent a chance for the Bucks to close out the series, as they lead 3-1. Blake was shot by Kenosha police officers Saturday evening. Police were at the scene investigating a domestic disturbance. Blake tried to leave a conversation with officers, attempting to get into his car, where three of his children were sitting. The officers shot Blake seven times in the back, and his father told reporters he is not expected to walk again. Bucks guard George Hill says to @TheUndefeated his team is not playing against Orlando tonight in light of shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc. “We’re tired of the killings and the injustice,” Hill to @TheUndefeated. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 26, 2020 Protests have erupted in Kenosha, where two people were shot dead Tuesday night,...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS) — Police shot and wounded a person late Sunday afternoon in Kenosha, Wisconsin. At 5:11 p.m., Kenosha police officers were called to the 2800 block of 40th Street in Kenosha for a domestic incident, and a person was shot by officers. Police said officers provided immediate aid to the person, who was transported by a Flight for Life helicopter to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The person was in serious condition, police said. Further details about what led up to the shooting were not released Sunday evening. WDJT-TV, CBS 58 in Milwaukee, reported a large group gathered at the scene following the shooting. In video posted by CBS 58 reporter Kim Shine, people in the crowd were heard chanting, “No justice no peace!” Some raised their voices and used profanity. Warning: Profane Language: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol were called to the scene to investigate.  
    By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board is considering firing Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. The city’s Fire and Police Commission was set to decide Morales’ fate at a meeting Thursday evening. The decision could leave Wisconsin's largest police department without a leader as the city grapples with a surge in gun violence and plans security for the Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee's mayor has urged the commission to slow down, but Morales' attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, said the odds appear stacked against the chief. “I’m unaware of him having any supporters (on the commission),” Gimbel, said. “There seems like a cumulative sense that they want to dump the guy.” Morales is Latino and the majority of the commissioners are Black. His relationship with the board has deteriorated since it named him to the post in February...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board is considering firing Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. The city’s Fire and Police Commission was set to decide Morales’ fate at a meeting Thursday evening. The decision could leave Wisconsin’s largest police department without a leader as the city grapples with a surge in gun violence and plans security for the Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee’s mayor has urged the commission to slow down, but Morales’ attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, said the odds appear stacked against the chief. “I’m unaware of him having any supporters (on the commission),” Gimbel, said. “There seems like a cumulative sense that they want to dump the guy.” Morales is Latino and the majority of the commissioners are Black. His relationship with the board has deteriorated since it named him to the post in February 2018. Gimbel said problems...
    A Wisconsin Police Department withdrew from an agreement to provide security at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) after the Milwaukee Police Department made changes to its policy, banning the use of chemical irritants including pepper spray. Over 100 police agencies have reportedly withdrawn from agreements to provide officers for security at the upcoming DNC. “Our withdrawal from the DNC security detail is about safety and the fact that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is setting the police officers up for failure,” Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Lamb said ” … I cannot in good conscience send the members of my department to be a part of that.” At least 3 police departments in Wisconsin have pulled out of sending officers to the DNC in Milwaukee, citing an order by the city’s Fire and Police Commission for the Milwaukee Police Department to stop using tear gas and pepper spray on protestershttps://t.co/2Fhx3EjqNv — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 28, 2020 The Franklin, Greendale, and Menomonee Falls Police Departments all withdrew after...
    Federal agents are set to deploy in Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee to as part of a program to assist local law enforcement amid rising crime, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Nearly 100 U.S. Marshals, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents will supplement local authorities in investigating and curbing violent incidents in the three cities, according to a DOJ release. The recent move is part of Operation Legend, a larger federal program by President Donald Trump’s administration to address noticeable rises in violent crime that stem from national unrest since May, the press release said. “The most basic responsibility of government is to protect the safety of our citizens,” Attorney General William Barr said. “Today, we have extended Operation Legend to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee, three cities that have seen disturbing increases in violent crime, particularly homicides.” Murders are up 13% in Cleveland, 31% in Detroit and 85% in Milwaukee compared to 2019, according to the DOJ. Forty-two federal agents will be sent to Detroit and 25 are set to deploy...
    More than 100 police agencies in Wisconsin have pulled out of their security contracts with the Democratic National Convention ahead of their predominantly virtual convention, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday. Some of the agencies said their decision to pull out of the agreement to send personnel to the convention comes after the Milwaukee's police chief decided to cease the use of tear gas and pepper spray during demonstrations. Their decision to pull out of the contracts cast doubt on the convention’s goal to have 1,000 officers at the event, which will run from Aug. 17-20, where former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden hits Trump's 'law and order' message: He's trying to 'scare the devil' out of people Biden notes show talking points about Kamala Harris The opportunity cost of Congress's 'Big Tech' antitrust obsession MORE will formally accept the party’s nomination. Only about 300 people are expected to attend the in-person event. "MPD’s top priority remains to ensure that next month’s DNC is a safe event for all visitors and participants,” the Milwaukee Police Department said in the statement. The...
    Over 100 police agencies are reportedly withdrawing from agreements to provide security at August’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to a report from Wisconsin AM radio station WTMJ (620), police agencies began to back out of their security agreements after a civilian oversight commission issued a new directive concerning the use of pepper spray and tear gas to subdue unruly crowds. More than 100 police agencies back out of DNC security agreementshttps://t.co/55CfPWVuQf — Jeffrey Lord (@realJeffreyLord) July 28, 2020 While continued fears about the spread of coronavirus meant that the convention was already converted to a mostly-virtual event, the extra security was added as a precaution in case protests became an issue outside the venue, WTMJ reported.  (RELATED: Democratic National Convention Postponed Over Coronavirus) Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was not clear how many officers were still planning to provide security to the 300 people who are expected to attend the event in person — and he did not name the agencies that had already announced plans to withdraw, per WTMJ. Fond du Lac Police Chief William...
    Police departments from three small cities in Wisconsin notified the Milwaukee Police Department that they would no longer be sending officers to assist with the Democratic National Convention. Officials from Fond du Lac, Franklin, Greendale, and West Allis, Wisconsin, announced on Monday that they would no longer be sending officers to join the conglomerate of more than 1,000 officers that were set to secure the convention because of the Milwaukee Police Department's decision to restrict the use of tear gas for crowd control. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that neither tear gas nor pepper spray will be used to secure the convention, which will take place from Aug. 17-20. "We regret having to do that," Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We respect the Fire and Police Commission's decision. But in this particular case, we strongly disagree with the actions they've taken." "We believe in removing those tools, the use of chemical irritants or pepper spray, from the available resources that the law enforcement officers would have at their disposal if protests...
    At least three Wisconsin police agencies are pulling out of security agreements to send personnel to next month's Democratic National Convention over orders that would prevent officers from using certain crowd control measures during protests. The Fond du Lac, Franklin and West Allis police departments were part of a collective of outside agencies poised to send 1,000 officers to secure the event, which will run from Aug. 17-20 and where Joe Biden is expected to be named the party's presidential nominee. The action comes after the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission directed Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales to change department policy to restrict the use of tear gas and pepper spray. The civilian oversight commission issued the directive last week in response to the use of tear gas on crowds during protests following the death of George Floyd. The event, which will be held at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, has been scaled down to a mostly virtual event. CHARLOTTE MAYOR SAYS CITY IS PREPARING FOR 'SCALED DOWN' RNC EVENT VideoOnly around 300 people are expected to attend in person. Fond du Lac Police Chief William...
    A terrifying mob took to the streets of Milwaukee on Tuesday after police conducted a search for two missing teen girls. Police are seeking several suspects in connection to an arson and a related shooting that took place the same evening. What are the details? Officers arrived at a Milwaukee-area home searching for two missing teens. The teens were reportedly last seen at the home, which people in the crowd said was a known sex-trafficking hotspot. During the search, officers were bombarded by bricks and verbally abused as a mob set fire to the structure. At least three people were shot in a related melee. According the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the gathering crowd included a "mix of neighbors observing the situation, people expressing frustration with police, and activists who'd marched in Milwaukee's racial justice protests." The outlet reported that the missing persons investigation "morphed" over a period of hours as "tensions about police treatment ran high" and "rumors spread online." "By nightfall, three people —...
12