July 22, 2014 - 6:45pm
The state Supreme Court's chambers. Photo: t_yler (CC-BY-NC).
A ruling from the state Supreme Court clarifies who is and who is not protected by the state’s health care whistleblower law.
July 22, 2014 - 3:45pm
An unoccupied cell in the segregation unit at Waupun Correctional Institution. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DOC.
A new report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigate Journalism, which documents incidents of guards using force against inmates in solitary confinement who attempt self-harm, raises questions about the effectiveness of keeping inmates in isolation for long periods of time.
July 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
Former inmate Talib Akbar reported witnessing physical abuse of another prisoner to the Waupun warden, alleging the guard, Joseph Beahm, “has a habit of this kind of abuse.” Photo: Kate Golden/WCIJ.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has reported that a large number of prisoners who served time at the Waupun Correctional Institution are alleging that guards there abused inmates in the segregation unit.
July 18, 2014 - 9:45pm
The year's gun homicide tally is now at 56. Photo: Beau Lebens (CC-BY-SA).
Two more shooting victims died this week in Milwaukee. The death of 10-year-old girl and 20-year-old man brings the statewide gun homicide total to 56 for the year.
July 17, 2014 - 2:45pm
External agencies are now required under Wisconsin law to investigate police shootings. Photo: Melanie Holtsman (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The director of the Wisconsin American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the conclusions reached in an investigation of a police-involved shooting in Racine on July 6.
July 16, 2014 - 5:15pm
Supreme Court Justice David Prosser wrote a concurring opinion advising the Legislature to pass a law on restraining orders for harassing institutions. Photo: Wispolitics (CC-BY-SA).
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has invalidated a restraining order against a former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student that barred him from stepping on any UW property, saying that the scope of the injunction was too broad.
July 16, 2014 - 1:45pm
The chambers of the Wisconsin State Senate in Madison. Photo: Richard Hurd (CC-BY).
A biennial legislative report card from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association gives high marks to both Democrats and Republicans for their support of bills to improve public safety and defend the union bargaining rights of law enforcement officers.
July 15, 2014 - 5:30pm
A frame from a video of the arrest that went viral after it was posted to Youtube.
A Green Bay police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an April arrest, a bystander video of which went viral when it was posted to YouTube.
July 15, 2014 - 4:30pm
The Superior Police Department will put Officer George Gothner back on duty, though we won't have any contact with the public. Photo: Adelie Freyja Annabel (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A Superior Police officer accused of brutality in the arrest of a Superior woman outside a bar in January is back on duty. Officer George Gothner is on administrative duty after five months of paid leave because of the Jan. 5 incident . A police dashcam video shows Natash Lancour struggling and...
July 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
The Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander. Photo: Keith Ewing (CC-BY-NC-SA).
An Oneida County judge has ruled that a northern Wisconsin man shouldn't be denied a concealed carry permit for his gun, despite the fact he has a domestic violence conviction on his record.