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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

Several newly-deployed body cameras and batteries sit in the patrol room charging and downloading video at the West Valley City Police Department on March 2, 2015 in West Valley City, Utah. West Valley City Police Department has issued 190 Taser Axon Flex body cameras for all it's sworn officers to wear starting today

Where in Wisconsin are police interactions on video?

By: - February 9, 2021

Less than half of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies equip officers with both body and dashboard cameras, according to survey data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). Of the agencies that responded to the survey, nearly a quarter use only dash cams and 12% don’t use cameras at all.  When mapped, the data reveals large […]

Cows graze on the Tranel Family Farm, Organic Valley farmer-member (photo courtesy of Organic Valley)

Evers proposes spending $43 million on Wisconsin agriculture

By: - February 5, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers announced a $43 million budget proposal on Friday meant to invest in and support the Wisconsin agricultural industry through a number of grants and programs.  The proposal for the 2021-23 biennium is targeted at expanding markets for Wisconsin farmers both locally and internationally, promoting innovation and conservation and supporting the mental health […]

Kenosha County Jail

Rittenhouse disappears, prosecutors seek to rearrest and increase bond

By: - February 4, 2021

Kenosha County prosecutors sought an arrest warrant and filed to increase the bond of an Illinois teen accused of killing two and wounding another at protests in Kenosha last summer after he went off the radar.  Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, had given an Antioch, Ill. address to the Kenosha County Circuit Court where he faces several […]

In this file photo Michelle Orengo-McFarlane looks for her name on a voter registration list in San Francisco, California. Some voters don't discover they've been purged from the voter rolls until they go to vote. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Elections Commission debates future of voter rolls while issue still before Supreme Court

By: - February 3, 2021

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) began a debate Wednesday over future ways to keep voter registration lists up-to-date — a controversial issue in the past, with a lawsuit over the matter currently pending before the state Supreme Court. States are required to keep their voter lists updated by removing voters who have died and updating […]

Wisconsin Trump election rally

The thin blue line flag: symbol of police pride or violent insurrection?

By: - February 2, 2021

In late October, then-President Donald Trump — in the midst of a scorched Earth re-election campaign that touted a pro-law enforcement message and painted him as the candidate of “law and order,” — appeared at a rally in Waukesha.  Trump arrived in southern Wisconsin two months after a white Kenosha cop had shot Jacob Blake, […]

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Shon Barnes sworn in as new Madison police chief

By: - February 1, 2021

Dr. Shon Barnes was sworn in as Madison’s 30th police chief Monday morning, taking control of a department attempting to respond to a vocal activist community pushing for reforms and a recent increase in violent crime.  Barnes takes over for acting chief Vic Wahl, who filled the position after chief Michael Koval abruptly retired in […]

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Wisconsin billionaire Hendricks donated to Georgia’s QAnon congresswoman

By: - January 29, 2021

Diane Hendricks, the Beloit billionaire who donates heavily to Republican causes and candidates across the country, contributed $2,800 to the primary campaign of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to campaign finance records.  Greene, a QAnon believer who was elected to her first term last year, has been the subject of multiple controversies in the […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

League of Women Voters releases voter guide for spring primaries

By: - January 26, 2021

In the first election of 2021, voters will choose the candidates in the race for the next Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction and other local races. On Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) released its voter guide to help people make their decision.  The voter guide, found at VOTE411.ORG, provides personal information […]

Kenosha County Jail

Rittenhouse bond modified to prohibit association with white supremacists

By: - January 25, 2021

An 18-year-old Illinois man who is charged with shooting and killing two people during protests for racial justice in Kenosha last summer had his bond modified to prohibit him from associating with white supremacists and drinking alcohol.  Kyle Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the incident, faces five felony charges — including two […]

Several newly-deployed body cameras and batteries sit in the patrol room charging and downloading video at the West Valley City Police Department on March 2, 2015 in West Valley City, Utah. West Valley City Police Department has issued 190 Taser Axon Flex body cameras for all it's sworn officers to wear starting today

Nearly one-eighth of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies don’t use body or dash cams

By: - January 22, 2021

Most Wisconsin law enforcement agencies, 88%, equip officers with body cameras, dashboard cameras or both, according to survey data released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). However, 12% of agencies don’t have any way of recording officer interactions with the public.  DOJ learned that nearly half of the 434 agencies that responded to its […]

Rep. Shannon Zimmerman

Rep. Shannon Zimmerman omits Florida vacation rental business from ethics filings

By: - January 21, 2021

State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) is an agent of a vacation rental business in Florida, yet failed to disclose that fact in his statements of economic interest (SEI).  Wisconsin government officials are required under state ethics laws to disclose all business interests and commercial real estate properties. The vacation rental company, Southern Latitude Retreat, […]

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Two Wisconsin Catholic priests, on podcast, say antifa is responsible for Capitol insurrection

By: - January 20, 2021

Two Catholic priests from Wisconsin appeared in a podcast, one day after the U.S. Capitol was attacked in a violent insurrection, to spread conspiracy theories that the riot was actually a “false flag” incited by members of antifa. The two priests, Richard Heilman of St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church in Cross Plains, and […]