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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.