As Madison enters the final stages of selecting a new Chief of Police, we look back on the tenure of David Couper, the city’s police chief from the early 1970s to 1993. For this conversation, WORT Producer Jonah Chester is joined by Clara Neupert, a reporter and intern with Wisconsin Watch. Neupert recently published a […]
“Until we change, we’re going to keep revisiting these events year after year after year,” says David Couper, former police chief of Madison. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis and the increasing demands to reform or even abolish the police, Ali Muldrow hosts a timely roundtable conversation about policing in Madison with […]
As you may know, there was a famous and pivotal event in Madison and University of Wisconsin history of May 1969 known by some as the Mifflin Street Riot and by others as The Battle of Miffland, which spread to the UW campus and went on for three days and nights. This was during the […]
Last November, an officer-involved shooting in northern Wisconsin resulted in the death of a fourteen-year-old Bad River Tribe member Jason Pero. After a Department of Justice investigation into the shooting, the LaCroix District Attorney found last Friday that no charges would be filed against the officer, Brock Mrdjenovich. Gil Halsted speaks with Danielle Kaeding, a […]
MADISON (WORT) — Isthmus editor Joe Tarr reports on the call for reform of the Madison Police Department’s deadly force policy following the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson.
What is the police response to Ferguson? What does this mean for the Madison police department? Will changes be made? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find our more!