Investigators working for his family and residents of the immediate area are saying it is likely that Jermaine Claybrooks, killed in an officer-involved shooting in March, was unconscious and already wounded when he was shot to death.
After a dialogue between residents and police in Metcalfe Park, participants said the discussions could open the door for better relations between police and the central city’s black community.
In some city neighborhoods roadside memorials are put up to honor individuals who died suddenly. North Side residents interviewed about the memorials agreed that they see too many.
Residents who live near a North Side facility that is accused of improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials urged city and state officials to better regulate companies that pose potential risks.
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Wisconsin filed a federal class action lawsuit that claims Milwaukee police stop and search Milwaukee residents, particularly people of color, without cause.
Teens shared their experiences with gun violence and learned about drug abuse at the annual Neighborhood House of Milwaukee summit.
In response to recent anti-immigrant federal actions, local immigrants and advocates are organizing a “Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees” to protest the implementation of policies they say would criminalize non-citizens.
Crime in the Amani neighborhood has decreased at greater rates than the city, a trend residents, local agencies and law enforcement attribute to resident engagement and relationships.
Safe Zones, a community policing initiative that emerged from Dontre Hamilton’s shooting death in 2014, has worked to combat violence and conflict in two challenged neighborhoods — with documented success.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s decision to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the August killing of Sylville K. Smith earned cautious praise from neighborhood residents and community leaders, but some say prosecutors didn’t go far enough.