Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Alfonso Morales both have lost confidence in Steven DeVougas’ ability to lead the Fire and Police Commission in light of an independent report that found he lied about his legal representation of real estate developer Kalan Haywood Sr., they said in recent interviews.
The report also found Milwaukee police rushed to question Haywood about a rape allegation against him over the objections of the prosecutor and the victim, and while the lead investigator was on vacation.
Haywood has denied the sexual assault allegation and has not been arrested or charged. The case remains open and under review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.
Mattioli told investigators he had held Acevedo, a friend who’d been at his house for a party, in the chokehold for 10 minutes during a fight but didn’t think he’d applied enough pressure to kill him, according to a criminal complaint.
Not only is this the 16th straight week with more than 1.3 million new claims, Thursday’s report on unemployment claims also showed an all-time high in continuing claims, with nearly 33 million receiving some kind of assistance between the 3 main unemployment categories.
“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
That was Donald Trump’s initial response to the coronavirus all the way back in January. Since then, it has been one failure after another, with him all the while assuring us it’s going to be just fine, it will disappear, we have it under control, and countless times stating that it will miraculously go away.
Whitewater’s difference is clear: she mostly depends on a (relatively large for the city’s size) public university campus, along with few light manufacturing concerns in her industrial park. It’s the public university – one that depends on public funds – that sustains Whitewater at her present size.
One commenter wrote, “Contrary to what you tried to pass off as a reason when you spoke to Action Two News, this isn’t just a joke nobody understood. It’s racist trash.”
Mensah first arrived at the Wauwatosa Police Department in 2015, and was involved in the shooting of 28-year-old Antonio Gonzalez within months of starting his job. Gonzalez was wielding a sword when officers arrived at his home, which police said he wouldn’t drop. Less than a year later, Mensah shot 25-year-old Jay Anderson as he sat in his car alone in a park close to 3 a.m. Nearly four years later, the officer would shoot 17-year-old Alvin Cole under circumstances which are still under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and District Attorney John Chrisholm.
The 2020 Election Youth Electoral Significance Index, produced by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement at Tufts University in Massachusetts, predicts that voters ages 18 to 29 will have more influence on the presidential race in Wisconsin than in any other state. That’s due in part to a strong record of youth participation in the past, and to how close the election was in 2016.
Confined to her apartment since mid-March, senior living facility resident Beverly Blietz grew increasingly depressed. A former recreational pilot, Uber driver, art gallery docent and community volunteer, 85-year-old Blietz loved to drive around Door County visiting with friends and family, but found herself involuntarily locked down when the pandemic hit. Her 680-square-foot apartment, instead of offering independent living, began to feel more like a cage….
Having posed a series of increasingly paranoid-sounding questions about the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Appleton City Council member William Siebers cleared his throat, preparing for the most outlandish yet….
While Dane County’s face mask mandate goes into effect Monday, and officials in Milwaukee are considering a similar measure, officials have signaled that any such move at the state level would likely face legal challenges after the May 13 ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the governor’s stay-at-home order.