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Milwaukee Gun Store Ordered to Pay $6 Million to Wounded Officers

October 15, 2015
The ruling came in a negligence lawsuit filed by the officers against Badger Guns, a shop in suburban Milwaukee that authorities have linked to hundreds of firearms found at crime scenes. The lawsuit said the shop ignored several warning signs that the gun used to shoot the officers was being sold to a so-called straw buyer who was illegally purchasing the weapon for someone else.

Video: Milwaukee Officers Wounded on Duty Sue Gun Store

October 6, 2015
Milwaukee police officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch took the stand Monday, recounting the 2009 shooting incident that left them with devastating injuries. Surveillance video shows the officers confronting Julius Burton just before he opened fire on them.

Milwaukee to Equip All Beat Officers with Body Cameras

August 31, 2015
All Milwaukee police officers on the street will be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 — a pace that outstrips most other large police departments using the technology — under a proposal from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Milwaukee Chief Says Video of Young Men Waving Guns is Recruiting Tool

August 31, 2015
Police Chief Edward Flynn said a video shown in a courtroom last week of young men on a Milwaukee street flashing guns, cash and drugs and threatening to shoot police is evidence of sophisticated criminals making propaganda to recruit new members while spreading intimidation over social media.

Milwaukee Police Need More Help From Federal Prosecutors, Chief Says

August 28, 2015
With Milwaukee experiencing a surge in homicides this year, Police Chief Edward Flynn called for more collaboration between local police and federal prosecutors.

Video: Milwaukee Police Hunt for Lion

July 26, 2015
Milwaukee police and the Department of Natural Resources responded to the area, but no animal was located. Police did maintain a presence overnight though.

Drug Dealing Gangs Exploiting Milwaukee Police Chase Policy

July 21, 2015
An innovative, violent gang of drug dealers is exploiting the Milwaukee Police Department's own policy on vehicle pursuits and other rules as they feed an incessant hunger for heroin across southeastern Wisconsin and contribute to a surging number of murders in the city.

Video: Suspect Arrested for Shooting Wisconsin Detective

June 22, 2015
After more than 24 hours of searching for Najee Harmon, police found him hiding in a house. Milwaukee Police say they took the 20-year-old into custody for shooting a Wauwatosa, Wis., detective.

Suspect Arrested for Shooting Wisconsin Detective

June 22, 2015
After more than 24 hours of searching for Najee Harmon, police found him hiding in a house. Milwaukee Police say they took the 20-year-old into custody for shooting a Wauwatosa, Wis., detective. More Here.

Milwaukee Mayor, Police Chief Blame Rise in City's Gun Violence on Concealed Carry Law

April 20, 2015
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn singled out Wisconsin's 2011 concealed carry law for criticism, saying shooting incidents are up every year since it was approved.

Firing of Milwaukee Officer Upheld by Police Commission

March 26, 2015
Milwaukee's police chief was justified in firing a white officer who killed a black man during a scuffle last year, a panel of police commissioners ruled Monday night.

DOJ to Investigate Justified Milwaukee Police Shooting

December 23, 2014
The Justice department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said in a statement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Division will conduct the review.

Video: Fired Milwaukee Officer Will Not Be Charged for Killing Mentally Ill Man

December 22, 2014
Former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney will not be charged in connection with the on-duty fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Monday.

Fired Milwaukee Officer Will Not Be Charged for Killing Mentally Ill Man

December 22, 2014
Former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney will not be charged in connection with the on-duty fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Monday. More Here.

Chased by Man With Knife, Officers Don't Shoot Due to 'Recent Incidents'

December 8, 2014
Two Milwaukee police officers considered "recent incidents locally and nationally" when they refrained from shooting a man who chased them with a butcher knife at the scene of a suspected double homicide, according to a criminal complaint.

Video: Milwaukee Chief Calls Out Black Activists Over Their Priorities After Public Meeting

November 21, 2014
A video of an emotional Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn decrying community activists on the night a 5-year-old girl was shot in her home is being drawn into a social media argument about crime and race with some describing Flynn as a "hero cop" calling out black community leaders and others blasting that characterization.

Milwaukee Chief Calls Out Black Activists Over Their Priorities After Public Meeting

November 21, 2014
At one point during the meeting, members of the audience criticized Flynn for looking at his phone. Flynn said he was trying to keep up with developments in the girl’s shooting and later took on those critics in a press conference recorded by Luthern. More Here.

Milwaukee Police Union Votes No Confidence in Chief

October 31, 2014
Nearly 100% of Milwaukee police officers who participated in a union vote Thursday signaled they have no confidence in Police Chief Edward Flynn, the police union announced Friday.

Milwaukee Police Identify Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed at Transit Station

November 12, 2013
Milwaukee police said Shawn Rieves, 17, was shot and killed by officers inside the Milwaukee County Transit Terminal Monday morning.

Milwaukee Police Sued for Illegal Strip Searches

July 11, 2013
Five men sued the Milwaukee Police Department, city, and police chief on Wednesday seeking unspecified damages for illegal rectal and strip searches. The lawsuits follow a widespread criminal investigation into the searches that led to the conviction in July of Michael Vagnini.
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