Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval was reprimanded but will not face any disciplinary actions after calling the grandmother of Tony Robinson—a teen fatally shot by an officer in 2015—a “raging lunatic,” according to a decision reached Tuesday by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. The decision came after Sharon Irwin, Robinson’s grandmother, and Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores, a friend of Irwin’s, asked PFC to suspend Koval.
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Madison police released surveillance footage Wednesday of several men thought to be stealing items from cars parked in a downtown parking garage.The theft incidents, which occurred on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue, were reported Tuesday morning.Police have not yet said how many vehicles were broken into or what was taken from them.Anyone with information can contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.
Sunday night kicked off with “Atomic Blonde,” a film based on the graphic novel, “The Coldest City.” Set in Berlin before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the film stars Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 agent who teams up with Berlin spy David Percival, played by James McAvoy, to take down a group of spies who assassinated an undercover agent.
A 55-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint downtown early Sunday morning, according to Madison Police Department.
Attorneys of suspended UW-Madison student Alec Cook are set to receive at least 2,800 pages of police reports and other evidence previously undisclosed by the prosecution, after an emergency motion was filed Friday requesting release of the material.Cook’s attorneys, Christopher Van Wagner and Jessa Nicholson, requested in the motion that the state turn over the following:any physical evidence that the state intends to use at trial, a list of witnesses that would be called at trial, a written summary of videotaped or recorded written and oral statements made by Cook and the witnesses, including emails, text messages or any other form of electronic messages, as well as a summary of any expert’s testimony.“This allows us, in this and every other case, to see what they have and then do our own follow-up investigation,” Van Wagner told The Daily Cardinal in an email.
A Dane County Jail inmate died last July after overdosing on heroin. Now, court documents show he received the drugs from another inmate.
One of two men connected with a shooting last month that injured four victims at a gas station on Madison’s East side was charged Wednesday on $150,000 bail.Claude D.
After over six hours of debate and public comment, Madison’s city council voted Tuesday to allow a beer garden in Olbrich Park.
At least 600 people rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday to observe International Women’s Day, participating in a day of strikes, protests, lobbying and walkouts that event organizers titled “A Day Without a Woman."
Passengers on Madison buses—including those serving the downtown and campus area—will be permitted to carry concealed weapons, following a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday.In a 5-2 conclusion, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed an appeals court decision to maintain a Madison Metro Transit policy that had stricter gun restrictions in place than those in current state law.Justice Daniel Kelly wrote the opinion for the majority.
Grief and anger were palpable as hundreds of friends, family and community members held a demonstration Monday night to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the death of Tony Robinson, a teenager shot and killed in 2015 by Madison Police Department Officer Matt Kenny.Family and friends still seeking justiceDemonstrators chanted, “The whole damn system is guilty as hell, indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” as they marched from Madison East High School to the Social Justice Center—a block from where Robinson was shot.
Toward the end of every spring semester, Mifflin Street residents open their doors to hundreds of UW-Madison students and Madison residents for a Saturday of celebration.
March is officially Women’s History Month, so a perfect time to binge (or re-binge, let’s be honest) some of TV’s greatest female-centric shows.
All six schools tested by Madison’s school district contain lead levels higher than the national standard for contamination in their drinking water. Water fountains at East High School, Sherman and Blackhawk Middle Schools and Gompers, Lowell and Lapham Elementary Schools, all on the city’s east side, contained lead amounts higher than 15 parts per billion, the Madison Metropolitan School District said Thursday.
A newly available program that allows the public to access ballots cast in the last presidential race is making Dane County a pioneer in election transparency.The county clerk’s office is now disclosing every ballot cast from the November election to the public on its website, through the computer program Election Audit Central.“This was impossible a couple of years ago,” said Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.
A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in connection with three different downtown burglaries, according to the Madison Police Department.Grahm T.
Incumbent Madison School Board member Ed Hughes announced Wednesday that he is ending his campaign for re-election to seat seven in order to be with his wife, who is ill.“Yesterday, we learned that my wife’s cancer has returned,” Hughes said in an email statement.
A man drove into an East side hotel and died after being shot multiple times by a still-at-large suspect early Wednesday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says cutting funding to a state nutritional program that encourages locally-grown food in schools sends a message to the community: Wisconsin lawmakers prioritize penny-pinching over health and agricultural benefits.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval echoed the discontent of the city’s police union leaders, asserting that the $3.35 million settlement last week paid to the family of Tony Robinson by the city’s insurer was not an admission of guilt.The federal civil rights lawsuit was brought by the family of Tony Robinson, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed after an altercation with Madison Police Department Officer Matt Kenny in March 2015.