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.
Hundreds of people came together in Madison Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of Tony Robinson’s death with calls for remembrance and renewed calls for justice. Darien Lamen reports.
State lawmakers heard public testimony this week on a controversial bill that would penalize local law enforcement for not fully cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The bill’s author suggests that so-called “Sanctuary Cities” like Madison have loose immigration enforcement standards that may provide cover for dangerous undocumented criminals. Immigrant rights advocates in Madison expressed concern that the measure would only drive undocumented immigrants into the shadows, while the Madison Police Chief was puzzled about why legislators considered Madison a “sanctuary” in the first place. Darien Lamen reports.
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.