Several bodies have oversight over policing in Madison. Under state statute, the notoriously opaque Madison Police and Fire Commission is tasked with discipline, hiring, and firing of any officers in […]
John Tate II Named Madison’s First Independent Police Monitor.
John Tate II has been named as Madison’s first Independent Police Monitor. The decision to go with Tate may finally put an end to the years-long process of attempting to […]
Meet the Candidates for Madison’s First Independent Police Monitor
The Madison Police Civilian Oversight Board announced the final four candidates for the city’s first Independent Police Monitor last Thursday. And they’re moving at a rapid clip to hire someone, […]
Police Civilian Oversight Board Prepares to Name New IM
Madison could see finalists to fill the city’s first independent monitor position by the end of next week. And a decision on the final candidate could come as soon as […]
Common Council Votes to Allow Church Demolition; Against Removing Plan...
After two hours of public comment, last night’s Common Council meeting covered everything from medians, to the Police Civilian Oversight Board, to even the controversial destruction of a local church. […]
City Could Drop “Quota” From Police Oversight Board, Settling Laws...
Madison’s Police Oversight Board is considering whether to change how the board is composed. And specifically, whether to remove racial quotas on the board’s membership from city ordinance. The change […]