This Sunday is Madison’s annual OutReach Pride Parade, but what should be a celebratory event has recently come under some controversy over whether Madison Police should be allowed to formally participate in the event. After last year’s parade, some members of the LGBTQ+ community and communities of color objected to the number of armed, uniformed […]
Drones, tanks, and heavy armored vehicles. The Madison Police Department is making some changes in their hardware and equipment, including buying a couple new drones. In March, Madison police received a report of a missing disabled teen. To find the teen as quickly as possible, police borrowed drones from a neighboring department to aid in […]
Steve Fitzsimmons, an active Neighborhood Watch volunteer, discusses the concept, the program, and its possibilities with Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and Madison Police Neighborhood Watch Staff.
Tony Castaneda interviews Greg Gelembiuk of the Community Response Team (CRT) about Madison Police Chief Mike Koval’s leadership and policy problems, especially use of force policies. CRT is spearheading a community effort to make Koval accountable for his actions.
Last weekend, yet another local Madisonian, a mentally ill man, was killed by police bullets. Are the Madison police “out of control” or is there something institutional in the operation of the MPD that explains the increase in recent years, the “uptick” in the number of police killings and military-type responses to those deemed “aggressors,” […]
Why did the city council vote to hold off on implementing body cameras for Madison Police Officers? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff and Jacquelyn Boggess, Executive Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice to discuss the decision and what’s next for the city.