Milwaukee police study: Body cameras had no effect on use of force


Milwaukee police officers with body cameras made fewer stops and were less likely receive a citizen complaint, a new study has found. But when it came to how often they used force — the primary reason residents clamored for the cameras — it didn’t matter if officers were wearing the cameras or not. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wauwatosa police release new video after Mayfair Mall arrest

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Wauwatosa police released a surveillance video Monday that police say shows more of the interaction between an officer and a black teen following a controversial arrest at Mayfair Mall Friday. With captured cellphone video showing the officer hitting the boy in the head twice, a “use of force” investigation is underway. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Video shows Wisconsin police officer punching black teen in the face

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With disturbing cellphone video showing police officers fighting with a 17-year-old in a Wauwatosa mall parking lot and punching him in the face, the Black Panthers have already said they’re holding police and mall security accountable and are demanding the officer be fired. > CBS News

La Crosse Police begin training on new body cameras

The La Crosse police department began the process of implementing body cameras department-wide this week. Earlier this year they decided on the camera model they would use after a 2-year testing period with neighborhood resource officers. > WXOW-TV La Crosse

Walker challenger Soglin calls for greater gun regulation, law enforcement in schools


A day after thousands of Madison-area high schoolers walked out of class and demanded gun reform on the steps of the Capitol, Madison Mayor and Walker challenger Paul Soglin was advocating for the Chiefs of Police Association’s proposals for improving school safety. > Badger Herald

Bill seeks to limit release of police body cam footage

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A state Senate committee held a public hearing this week on a bill that would make police body camera footage exempt from open records requests unless it deals with a death, arrest, search or use of force, or was recorded in a private location. > ABC 19 La Crosse