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In Wisconsin, some cuts to police predate calls for defunding

In Wisconsin, some cuts to police predate calls for defunding

September 5, 2021

In recent years, police budgets have faced heightened public scrutiny — a trend that only intensified after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. This has included a push by some activists...

From left, Officers Riley Schmidt, Jacob Ungerer and Ben Dolnick are some of the nearly 200 law enforcement officers currently employed in Wisconsin who have been fired from previous jobs in law enforcement, resigned in lieu of termination or quit before completion of an internal investigation. (Photos courtesy of the Darlington Police Department, Middleton Police Department Facebook page and the Dane County Sheriffs Office)

Nearly 200 Wisconsin officers back on the job after being fired or forced out

All of them were fired or forced out. And all of them are back working in law enforcement in Wisconsin. Nearly 200 law enforcement officers currently employed in the state were fired from previous jobs...

Drug violations top campus Sept. crime log

Drug violations top campus Sept. crime log

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor October 4, 2020

The UW-Whitewater campus police reported an array of on-campus crimes throughout the month of September. The reported crimes were added to the University Police website in daily and weekend logs.  The...

The first week of fall classes found UW-Whitewater police chief Matt Kiederlen teaching his first law enforcement practices course in Hyer Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Suspects investigated in campus weapon alert

Carina Lopez, News Editor September 27, 2020

UW-Whitewater students reported seeing a weapon displayed from a dark red Pontiac with rear end damage near Lee Hall around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Witnesses described the suspects as black males...

Motlow State Community College President Michael Torrence

Warhawks tackle racism

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor September 6, 2020

In the past few months, we have read, heard and seen racism happening all over America, which may make us question the role of race in our society today. We, as a community, must now come together to converse...

Push Back on Parking Services

Push Back on Parking Services

Lauren Erickson, Senior, Social Work BA April 15, 2018

Parking tickets—something students and faculty at UW-Whitewater have gotten their fair share of. Have you gotten to the point of frustration where  you paid your $25 ticket in pennies? Alumnus...

UW-W Police Services conducted active shooter training in January, as shown in this January photo. Further training sessions were held in early March

Shooter training focused on safety

Quadrae Walton, Staff Reporter April 2, 2018

University Police Services held an active shooter training session on March 1 in Summers Auditorium. The training was originally scheduled to be in room 68A, but the training was relocated due a larger...

The graffiti seen around campus features the word “soon” and includes a crown and sometimes other words as well. The graffiti is not an active threat to campus.

Campus wants graffiti gone

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor March 5, 2018

It’s art – until it’s not. A graffiti perpetrator has taken their artistic ideas too far and is spooking the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The graffiti features a face with the...

The emergency care kits installed on campus include a variety of tools including tourniquets, bandages and more. The kits were installed earlier this month.

New emergency care kits to keep campus prepared

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2018

A recent shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead is sending shockwaves through the country. Should an emergency situation break out here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,...

UW-W Police Services conducted active shooter training in January, as shown in this January photo. Further training sessions were held in early March

‘It will Ultimately Save More Lives’

Brad Allen, Managing Editor January 22, 2018

Four police officers advanced down the corridors of Hyland Hall behind the cover of a riot shield, checking each classroom for potential threats. The officer holding the shield commanded a man wearing...

Police should not hide body cam footage

Royal Purple staff , Staff Writer November 8, 2017

Viewing footage from a police officer’s body camera might be about to get more difficult. A Wisconsin state bill, AB 351 – which has been voted out of the assembly’s criminal justice and public...

Alleged armed robbery reported

Nicole Aimone, News Editor November 1, 2017

An alleged armed robbery was reported to University Police, on SundayOct. 29. The alleged crime happened at the intersection of West Starin Road and North Prairie Street at approximately between mid- night...

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