MILWAUKEE – Two years after a an assessment to address policies, and potential reforms needed with the Milwaukee Police Department, the report of initial findings has yet to be released. According to a press release by the City of Milwaukee:
A commanding majority of members of the Common Council have asked United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions for help in expediting the initial report of the DOJ Collaborative Reform assessment with the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD).
In a jointly signed letter the Council members have asked Attorney General Sessions for assistance in making public the report of initial findings from the Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice’s Collaborative Reform assessment, which was launched in December 2015.
In part, the letter states: “We respectfully ask that you use your authority to either release this report to the public immediately or that you provide a date certain on which it will be released. Public safety and policing in our city is paramount in importance for our citizens, and for us as elected Common Council members who are sworn to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens.”