Ald. Jose Perez introduced a resolution today directing the City's Budget Director to develop a model 2021 budget that reduces the Milwaukee Police Department's budget by 10 percent.
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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.
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.
It's the new normal in Sherman Park - although it is not clear whether it's that much different than before, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
For the month of March, O'Lydia's Bar and Grill is hosting a "Buy a Badge for Rittner" fundraiser for MPD Officer Matthew Rittner's wife and son.
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.
What to do when police horses go No. 2.
Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown's controversial arrest has brought attention to police brutality and misconduct in Milwaukee, and community members are calling for change, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
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.
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.
As part of its new joint community platform, Daktronics will create 10,000 packages of Bucks player cards for MPD officers to distribute throughout the community. Additionally, Daktronics has pledged to provide six new scoreboards for area youth and recreation centers.
On Wednesday, the ACLU and ACLU of Wisconsin announced a federal class action lawsuit challenging what they called "the unconstitutional [and] suspicionless stop-and-frisk program of the Milwaukee Police Department," Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
At a recent event hosted by the Community Coalition for Quality Policing, Cincinnati representatives talked about their city's collaborative police reforms called "one of the most successful ... efforts ever undertaken," Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
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.
In response to the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement that it will launch a collaborative reform initiative with the Milwaukee Police Department, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement.