Milwaukee police say officers who arrested reporter feared for their safety

Squad cars are parked outside of the City of Milwaukee Police Administration building. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

A Milwaukee police spokesman says officers were put on edge by a local reporter who pulled up to their police car and asked why they were in the area, just a week after two New York policemen were shot and killed in their squad car while on patrol.

Neighborhood residents welcome ‘ShotSpotter’ and heightened police presence

ShotSpotter sensors quickly alert police to gunfire in neighborhoods.

Clean Slate Milwaukee urges ex-convicts to ‘be part of their own rescue’

Jermaine Jackson works with Angela Catania, a supervisor at the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability, to check his driving status.

Clean Slate Milwaukee provides expungement services for young adults between the ages of 17-25 who have non-violent felony or misdemeanor convictions.

Anti-violence group displays ‘soles’ to raise awareness about gun deaths

Hearts and Soles, a tour of five cities sponsored by Wisconsin’s Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) displayed 467 pairs of shoes, representing the 467 victims of gun violence in the state last year.

A Wisconsin anti-violence group is calling for a law that would require criminal background checks on private gun sales.

Council member to introduce legislation requiring body cameras on police

Tracey Dent, community organizer, collected more than 2,100 signatures on a petition in support of police body cameras. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

New legislation is anticipated this week that would require police officers to wear body cameras while working in the community.