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University of Wisconsin Police Chief Bans Thin Blue Line Symbol

In the e-mail Roman wrote that extremists who have “so visibly coopted the thin blue line flag” place officers at “greater risk.” She added, “The balance has tipped, and we must consider the cost of clinging to a symbol that is undeniably and inextricably linked to actions and beliefs antithetical to UWPD’s values.”

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Kenosha Officers Will Not be Charged Over Jacob Blake Shooting, City Braces for Unrest

District Attorney Michael Graveley said Officer Rusten Sheskey was justified in his use of deadly force. The other officers at the scene also will not be charged.

Police and Feds Investigating Deliberate Spoilage of 500 COVID Vaccine Doses

Police in Grafton, WI, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Milwaukee, said in a statement that the department, FBI and Food and Drug Administration are “actively” investigating.

Wisconsin Officer Justified in 3 Fatal Shootings Resigns

Mensah, who has been suspended since July 15, has shot and killed three people in the line of duty in the last five years. All three of those shootings have been ruled justified self-defense by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, including the most recent one in February.

2 Wisconsin Officers Shot, Suspect Arrested After Manhunt

The suspect was arrested after a manhunt. He is reportedly wanted on an attempted homicide charge in Fargo, ND.

WI Officer Involved in 3 Fatal Shootings Faces Hearing Over Fitness to Serve

Officer Joseph Mensah's attorney, Jonathan Cermele, said Mensah is "completely capable" of performing all of the aspects related to his job.

Wisconsin Officer Posing as Teen Girl Online Busts Alleged Pedophile

An officer with the Fall River (WI) Police Department reportedly posed as a 15-year-old girl in an online forum and subsequently arrested a 57-year-old man after the subject made sexual overtures.

Milwaukee PD Facing Loss of 150 Officers if Grant Falls Through

The Milwaukee Police Department could lose as many as 150 police officers in the event that a federal grant the agency has applied for does not go through.

Decision to Not Charge WI Officer In Fatal Shooting Sparks Protests

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday that it would not charge Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February.

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Milwaukee Police Department Searches for New Leader

The Milwaukee Police Department—enduring a variety of challenges including public unrest and personnel under-staffing—now must look into a change in leadership at the highest level.

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