FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Milwaukee PD Gets More Complaints, More Resolutions with New System

September 08, 2009  | 

More than 180 complaints were filed against Milwaukee police officers in the first half of the year, and the 66 formal ones marked a 13.8 percent increase over that number for early 2008, itself a record year for complaints.

But the numbers don't reflect a corresponding increase in police misconduct, said Michael Tobin, executive director of the city's Fire and Police Commission.

The majority of this year's complaints - 122 - were informal. More than 90 percent of them had been closed by the time of the report. Tobin said they are often more like inquiries than complaints, by residents who want to know if something an officer did or didn't do is standard procedure. They get a "rapid resolution," in the form of a response from a police supervisor, which Tobin reviews.

Read Full Story at jsonline.com.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Virginia Deputies, Officers Make Surprise Visit to Boy's Birthday Party
Deputies with the Isle of Wight County (VA) Sheriff's Office and the Windsor (VA) Police...
Maryland Man Who Shot and Wounded 2 Officers Will Not Be Charged
A man who shot and wounded two Prince George's County, MD, police officers will not be...

Police Magazine