Stories tagged: "Police reform"

Rep. Jim Steineke speaking
Has Qualified Police Immunity Become Absolute Immunity? Task Force Is Divided.

Police defend the controversial doctrine while activists and a former Republican Assembly candidate criticize it.

A police officer draws a gun
Could Wisconsin Be the Next State to Overhaul Qualified Immunity Protection for Police?

Task Force on Racial Disparities begins discussion on the controversial legal doctrine during a Kenosha meeting.

Wausau protest march
Cities Across Wisconsin Attempt Police Reform. Here’s How They’re Doing.

Where the march for social justice confronts the hurdles of forming new policy.

Jim Palmer is executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the state's largest law enforcement organization. (Photo provided)
Op-Ed: A Blueprint for Change Is Critical for Communities and Cops Alike

Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, says the reform proposal “highlights our desire to help facilitate meaningful action on these issues. And act we must.”

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) joins activists and community leaders Aug. 31, 2020, at the Capitol in calling for lawmakers to act on police reform bills. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Assembly Dem Agrees to Co-Chair Task Force on Race After GOP Refuse to Act on Bills

Goal to have bipartisan package of bills ready for start of next legislative session in January.

Trump Isn't Going To Like This Wisconsin Poll
Trump Isn’t Going To Like This Wisconsin Poll

Views on police vary, but reform supported.