Criminal Justice

Juvenile detention report shows improvements Officials say more work needs...

A ninth and latest report on the Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake School (LHS/CLS) juvenile detention facilities, compiled by a court-ordered monitor, was released Tuesday. Although...

Chauvin verdict: Guilty on 3 charges in George Floyd’s death

The jury has spoken, and found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.  The former Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd, who...

This company wrote the use-of-force policy for Brooklyn Center and dozens...

At dozens of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies, portions of use-of-force policies are exactly the same as the use-of-force policy for the Brooklyn Center, Minn....

PFA follows Barclays as both exit controversial Alabama prison project

Updated Monday, 4/19/2021, 6:07 p.m. The Wisconsin-based Public Finance Authority (PFA) dropped out of the bond issue for an Alabama prison project Monday after the...

Alabama prison throws spotlight on Wisconsin bonding agency Activists criticize state...

Update, Monday, 4/19/2021, 6:10 p.m: The Wisconsin-based Public Finance Authority announced Monday afternoon it was dropping out of the Alabama prison transaction after Barclays...

IRS urged not to allow opioid companies to file ‘abusive’ tax...

Sen. Tammy Baldwin has joined other Senate colleagues in calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to challenge tax deductions by opioid companies which...

Evers pushes legal cannabis and justice reform as Badger State reinvestment...

Cannabis legalization and other criminal justice reform strategies took center stage Wednesday in Gov. Tony Evers’ live stream discussion of his Badger Bounceback plan. “This...

State crime lab kept up in 2020 despite pandemic

The Wisconsin State Crime Lab (WSCL), like workplaces across the state, was forced to adjust in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But because...

Milwaukee DA discusses timing of Alvin Cole decision

On April 8, Wisconsin Examiner reported on documents indicating that the Milwaukee District Attorney’s announcement of a decision in the shooting of 17-year-old Alvin...

Kenosha cop who shot Jacob Blake returns to work

The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back last August has returned to work from administrative leave, according to...
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