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UPDATE: Shooting at Rerun’s Lounge claims 2 lives; shooter at large

UPDATE (JAN. 3, 2023): The following story has been updated to include the names of the shooting victims. RACINE (Jan. 1, 2023) — Two people, including the owner, were killed in a shooting at Rerun’s Lounge in Racine, Wisconsin on Sunday morning, according to the Racine Police Department. The scene at Rerun’s Lounge The incident […]

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Developing: Racine police seek Christopher Cosey for homicide, ask for public’s help in finding suspect

RACINE — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding Christopher Cosey, a Racine man wanted for attempted homicide. Christopher Cosey Christopher Cosey, 23, was identified by the victim as the person who shot them several times, according to an email from Racine police Sgt. Kristi Wilcox. Officers were called Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, […]

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Total number of police in Wisconsin, already at historic lows, continues to drop

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectAugust 29, 2022 By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT The number of law enforcement officers in the state ticked down again in 2022, setting a new record for the lowest statewide total since the Wisconsin Department of Justice started tracking the numbers in 2008. To relieve some of the […]

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Racine Police Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Suspect

RACINE – A Racine Police Department officer shot and killed an armed man after attempting to conduct a traffic stop Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 1 p.m. near 12th and Schiller streets on the city’s east side. At a Friday evening press briefing, Racine Police Chief Maurice Robinson stated that “the City of […]

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

By Peter Cameron, For Wisconsin Watch One officer was accused by a supervisor of snoozing in his squad car while on duty. Another had multiple drunken run-ins with police, including after bar fights. A third repeatedly sent lewd photos to a female officer. All of them were fired or forced out. And all of them […]

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Law Enforcement Wages and Benefits Across Wisconsin

BY KARISSA SCHUMACKER, THE BADGER PROJECT Across Wisconsin, law enforcement agencies offer varying starting salaries and benefits for those interested in attending police academy and becoming a law enforcement officer. The total number of law enforcement officers and the total number of police academy graduates in Wisconsin are both at — at least — a […]

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Total police officers, academy graduates in WI at 10-year low

BY PETER CAMERON, THE BADGER PROJECT The number of law enforcement officers in the state and the number of law enforcement academy graduates here have fallen to their lowest points in at least a decade, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Wisconsin has about 13,600 law enforcement officers at the moment. That’s […]

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Click It Or Ticket Intensified Safety Belt Enforcement Campaign Starts Today

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, more motorists are expected to be on the road enjoying all Wisconsin has to offer during the summer months. Today through June 6, Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) officers will join law enforcement agencies statewide and nationwide, for the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization effort. They will patrol in greater […]

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Man Charged After Disturbances At Businesses

RACINE – A 23-year-old Racine was apprehended after causing disturbances at two businesses and allegedly punching a store manager on Tuesday. Jacque M. Fipps was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly contact, three counts of felony bail jumping and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. […]

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‘This is a huge step for law enforcement.’ Police unions shift stance on protecting bad officers

By Peter Nickeas, CNN (CNN) — In response to the police killing George Floyd, 15 unions that represent law enforcement officers across the US have endorsed a blueprint for policing that includes an unprecedented shift in the way unions protect bad police officers, according to a copy of the plan obtained by CNN ahead of […]

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County Launches Text-To-911 Service

RACINE COUNTY – The county has launched text-to-911 service, providing another means for those experiencing an emergency to connect to help. Effective immediately, anyone experiencing an emergency in Racine County is now able to send a text message to the Racine County Communications Center to relay information. However, officials note that a voice call to […]

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Police Investigating Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident

RACINE – Racine Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed a 64-year-old man Wednesday evening. Police responded to the 3800 block of Northwestern Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. They found a vehicle upside down in the westbound ditch. The driver, and only occupant, of the vehicle was unconscious and later pronounced dead at the […]

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