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Articles tagged with 'MPD'


Get me out of Milwaukee?

Published June 18, 2013 joins the Milwaukee residency requirement debate by talking to Fire Captain Rich Matiszik who says he can't leave the city and move to the suburbs without quitting his job.


Kanye West projects in Milwaukee

Published June 15, 2013

Kanye West continued his creative kick Friday night in Downtown Milwaukee and 21 other North American cities with projections of himself on buildings.


Our top cops take gun debate to national stage

Published Feb. 28, 2013

One thing about the debate over gun control is that Milwaukee's two big law enforcement officers are becoming national spokesmen. Police chief Edward Flynn is slated to appear on "Anderson Cooper 360" tonight on CNN at 8 p.m. Flynn thus joins Sheriff David A. Clarke who has enjoyed some national fame recently.


Derek Williams inquest jurors ready to decide

Published Feb. 12, 2013

In a fourth floor courtroom in the Milwaukee County Courthouse this week, a group of 32 prospective jurors underwent selection process for the inquest into the death of Derek Williams, the 22 year old man who died in police custody.


100 Milwaukee bad ideas

Published Jan. 9, 2013

Like any big city, Milwaukee sometimes takes a wrong turn, stumbles a bit or makes a less than stellar decision. From flubbed sports deals to bad municipal decisions and personal errors that have city-wide repercussions, Milwaukee - like all of us - isn't perfect. Here, in no specific order, are some Brew City city moments that have made us all say, "Bad move, Milwaukee."


When watchdog journalism attacks

Published June 21, 2012

Today we're going to take a look at the incredible war the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is waging against the police chief of the City of Milwaukee, along with a couple of other examples of why this paper has fallen so far, so fast.


MPD officers learn first-hand combat medic skills in realistic tactical training

Published April 24, 2012

When police find themselves in a really bad situation there's only one way out: and that's to rely on their training to save victims and each other when a scene is too hot for traditional EMTs. While police are regularly shouldered with the job of neutralizing a threat, the task of tending to the injured while an active shooter looms is very perilous. But training can make such situations more familiar. Our Andy Tarnoff was fortunate enough to join along in a recent training exercise.


CSI: Milwaukee at Discovery World

Published Oct. 20, 2011

Visitors to Discovery World will have the chance next weekend to discover their true detective skills and learn from the experts how crimes are really solved.


Shift Switch: Milwaukee Police officer on the K-9 Unit

Published Aug. 22, 2011

One of the most versatile officers on the Milwaukee Police force doesn't eat all day, understands German as his first language and works for free. While he's not a human cop, Dasty the German Shepherd proves his value every day to his handler, Officer Todd Johnson, as well as to the rest of MPD. We spent the day riding along with this duo, and the experience was eye-opening.


Fake IDs and Milwaukee's bar scene, then and now

Published Feb. 1, 2011

You don't have to be very old to remember a time when anyone with access to a laminating machine could make a convincing-looking fake ID. But that was a different time. Drivers licenses have become increasingly difficult to forge, and bars have cracked down on underage drinking. In other words, if you're not of age and you think you can sneak into a bar these days, forget it.


Donovan, MPS, MPD issue statements on Tech incident

Published Dec. 7, 2010

This morning Ald. Bob Donovan railed against MPS in a statement about an apparently gang-related incident at Bradley Tech High School. Later in the day, Milwaukee Public Schools responded.