Police/metro reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

State leaders unveil poster aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking

host.madison.com — State leaders Thursday unveiled a new poster created as part of a statewide campaign that organizers hope will raise public awareness about human trafficking, generate tips to break up networks and get resources to victims. "This is a crisis hiding in plain sight," Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said during a news conference at the Capitol also attended by state lawmakers, law enforcement and other partner agencies and nonprofits.

State leaders unveil poster aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking

host.madison.com — State leaders Thursday unveiled a new poster created as part of a statewide campaign that organizers hope will raise public awareness about human trafficking, generate tips to break up networks and get resources to victims. "This is a crisis hiding in plain sight," Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said during a news conference at the Capitol also attended by state lawmakers, law enforcement and other partner agencies and nonprofits.

Southwest Side shooting leads to heavy police presence

host.madison.com — Madison police had a heavy presence on the city's Southwest Side late Thursday afternoon, with several police cars set up on streets near the intersection of Hammersley Road and Theresa Terrace following a fight that left one person shot and police looking for a suspect.

Ease of control spelled difference in how two arrests were handled, police say

host.madison.com — On the same day Madison police arrested Genele Laird, whose forcible detention was caught on a viral video, officers had a run-in with another young woman who fought their efforts to take her into custody.

Ease of control spelled difference in how two arrests were handled, police say

host.madison.com — On the same day Madison police arrested Genele Laird, whose forcible detention was caught on a viral video, officers had a run-in with another young woman who fought their efforts to take her into custody.

Person of interest in double-shooting captured near UW Hospital, Madison police say

host.madison.com — A man regarded as a person of interest in a double shooting early Tuesday morning at a West Side sports bar was captured by police near UW Hospital around 9 a.m. after a short chase, authorities said. The unidentified man was taken into custody without incident, Madison Police spokesman Howard Payne said.

Dane County Community Court to offer restorative justice to more victims, young offenders

host.madison.com — Genele Laird, the black 18-year-old forcibly arrested by two white Madison police officers after brandishing a knife at East Towne Mall, isn't headed for a standard court date in Dane County's traditional criminal justice system.

Local restorative justice program counts police, court officials as fans

host.madison.com — Some of the staunchest supporters of Dane County's Community Restorative Court for young and generally low-level offenders in South Madison and beyond are members of law enforcement and court system staffers -- not generally among those seen as being 'soft on crime.'

Exploding microwave prompts multi-agency police response; fireworks found on scene

host.madison.com — A microwave that may have been destroyed by fireworks Sunday night on state-owned land in Fitchburg was the subject of a multi-agency police response in a continuing investigation led by Capitol Police, officials said. Fitchburg police initially responded at about 10:30 p.m.

Signs supporting police stolen from yards in Meadowood neighborhood

host.madison.com — About 30 yard signs expressing support for the Madison Police Department on one street in the city's Meadowood neighborhood were stolen, an organizer said Tuesday. Dave Glomp, an outspoken advocate for police who lives in the 1700 block of Redwood Lane on the city's Southwest Side, said Tuesday about two-thirds of the 45 signs put up on the street last weekend went missing overnight.
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State leaders reveal new poster w/link to national hotline aimed at raising public awareness about human trafficking  http://bit.ly/2akxPso 

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UPDATE: Madison police say 18YO was shot after a fight behind Falk Elementary on SW Side Thurs; several now detained  http://bit.ly/2aknU6f 


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