Milwaukee police department

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Urban spelunking: Old North Milwaukee, Custer High & Edison Middle Schools

Published Feb. 13, 2020

Building names can come and go at public schools as neighborhoods change, as district needs change, as programs change. The currently vacant schoolhouse at 5372 N. 37th St. - listed for sale by the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development - had three names during its life span.

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Uncle Buck's honors fallen officer with football, buffet

Published Sept. 9, 2019

Fallen officer Matthew Ritnner's name will soon be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in D.C. and to contribute to travel expenses for Rittner's family and cow-workers, Uncle Buck's will host a fundraiser during the Packers game.

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Police officers work to help occupants of homeless encampments

Published Jan. 14, 2019

The Homeless Outreach Team started in 2010 with six officers. It expanded citywide, working to connect people with resources and aiming to be perceived as "bridges" to assistance, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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MPD releases controversial body cam video of Bucks' Sterling Brown Jan. arrest

Published May 23, 2018

After spending the past several days bracing the public and preparing for backlash, the Milwaukee Police Department late this afternoon released the body cam footage of Sterling Brown's arrest - which involved the Bucks player getting Tased by officers - at a Walgreen's parking lot on Jan. 26.

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Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn announces retirement

Published Jan. 8, 2018

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn announced his retirement from the MPD today, first in a meeting with his top commanders, then an hour later when Mayor Tom Barrett made it public at a news conference.

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DOJ listens to stories of police abuse from Milwaukee youth

Published March 10, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports about 125 people of all races attended a recent U.S. Department of Justice listening session, sharing stories and experiences about youths' interactions with Milwaukee police.