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Madison residents appreciate their police as shootings proliferate, Council dawdles

“These acts of graciousness go a very long way of giving us a booster shot and we certainly need it.” — Police Chief Mike Koval photos and video by Norm Sannes You know, when we sit at the greeting table and shake … Continue reading

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Policing in Madison & nationally is bucking fierce headwinds

We publish this in recognition of national police week, May 14-20. At noon on Friday, May 19, the 27th Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will take place on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial site at the State Capitol grounds, corner … Continue reading

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The people spoke, the Council did the right thing by its police chief

Congratulations, people! We did it! A rare victory! Your e-mails, your comments and your testimony persuaded the Madison Common Council to do the right thing and recompense Police Chief Koval for all of the $21,953 he ran up defending himself … Continue reading

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Madison police endorse 4 candidates, shun 17 sitting alders!

As Rod Serling would say, for your electoral consideration: Consider that all 20 Madison aldermanic seats will be decided on April 4. 19 of those are incumbents seeking re-election. Only 5 incumbents are challenged (and one of the challengers is a write … Continue reading

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Chief Mike Koval was just fined $22,000

  UPDATE: Mayor Soglin and Ald. Skidmore have introduced a measure to reimburse Police Chief Mike Koval for the $22,000 he spent defending himself before the Police and Fire Commisson. The Madison Police and Fire Commission finally — FINALLY! — … Continue reading

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