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DOJ: Racine police officer fired gun after subject was ‘seen with a handgun’

The Racine police officer and the man killed in the May 20 shooting incident have been identified, and the state Department of Justice has given a preliminary cause for the shooting. In a statement from State Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office, Racine police officer Zachary B. Brenner, a four-year veteran of the force, was identified […]

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Wisconsin DMV recognized for stopping fraud scam

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Compliance, Audit, and Fraud Unit recently received recognition for its initiative to detect fraud and enhance the integrity of DMV products. The unit uncovered a fraud ring in the Madison community, which led to investigations in other states. In recognition of their work, DMV […]

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Connolly receives settlement from housing discrimination lawsuit

Amy Connolly, the development director for the City of Racine, will receive $360,000 from her former employer, the Village of Tinley Park, as part of a settlement from a housing discrimination lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. The Village of Tinley Park approved the settlement agreement Tuesday at a board meeting. The Justice Department asserted that […]

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BREAKING: Donte Shannon Shooting Report Expected Monday

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Monday is expected to forward its investigative report about the Donte Shannon shooting to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson. The Journal Times is reporting that the DOJ’s investigation into the police shooting of Shannon last month has concluded, and officials there expect to forward their report to Hanson on […]