Madison police have quietly begun using a new weapon out on the streets – one they hope will help them deal with violent people – without the use of deadly force. This comes at a time when the department is being scrutinized for their use of force, and the city has faced record-setting lawsuits and […]
Work began on the city’s newest police station today. The project’s estimated cost is close $11 million and has been in the works for years. Funding was narrowly approved by the city’s operating budget two years ago. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says it’s a step in the right direction for community policing. He says […]
At a news conference in April, after a particularly busy night of gunfire reports, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters that Madison needs to have a “come to Jesus moment” about the amount and nature of gun violence in the city. Koval argued that the Madison Police Department has too few patrol officers and […]
Last month, the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company decided to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the City of Madison for the 2015 shooting of Tony Robinson by Madison Police officer Matt Kenny. The $3.4 million settlement is the largest in Wisconsin history for a police-involved shooting. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Police […]
Morning Buzz guest host Brian Standing (sitting in for Jonathan Zarov) plays the recorded statement by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval describing the officer-involved shooting that occurred at the corner of Morrison and Baldwin Streets on Thursday night, June 30th, 2016. The audio of Koval’s statement was recorded by WORT News Director Molly Stentz, live […]
As many struggle to make sense of the events surrounding the violent arrest of an 18-year-old black girl with no prior record at an east-side mall, others are saying police actions speak for themselves.