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.
The ACLU sent the Madison Police Department a letter urging the department to change the way it works with landlords to police rental housing, suggesting some practices may violate federal law and standards. The city has been slow to issue an official response. A staff attorney for the ACLU says what happens next will depend on MPD’s response.
The Madison Police Department is readying a request for up to 40 new officers. But community organizers appealed to the City Council this week to direct money away from MPD into more community-led initiatives. Darien Lamen reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Monday to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, urging him to change the way MPD works with landlords to police rental properties in Madison.