Supreme Court ruling affects cops and firefighters, but not other Wisconsin public workers


A Wednesday ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court hammers many public employee unions across the country but has a limited effect in Wisconsin, where Act 10 had already greatly diminished union powers. Only Wisconsin police officers and firefighters will be newly affected by this week’s ruling. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Schimel delays, blunders and police neglect responsible for state’s untimely response to rape kits

A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin investigation reveals that police, prosecutors and the state Attorney General Brad Schimel are to blame for a massive backlog of sexual assault evidence going untested for years. > Appleton Post Crescent

Criminologist: Police in schools does not make them safer


Andrew Austin, a criminologist at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, notes that officers in schools have increased tremendously in recent years, but schools have experienced more and deadlier shootings. He explains why this is. > Green Bay Press Gazette

Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee police reports on Sterling Brown’s arrest ‘don’t match’ the video

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On body camera video, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown appears to show very little — if any — resistance to Milwaukee police before he is tased outside a drugstore on the city’s south side. Yet draft police reports offer a much different account. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown: ‘I gave in so they didn’t pull out their guns.’

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As a gang of Milwaukee police officers surrounded Sterling Brown, forced him face first into the pavement and fired a Taser into his back, he thought about everything he had to live for. “I gave in so they didn’t pull out their guns,” he said. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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