Police now see drugs through a public health lens while shifting resources to violent crime. Some residents want more help in responding to drug dangers.
Milwaukee County is on pace this year to surpass last year’s record-high total of 643 drug overdose deaths.
The Milwaukee Police Department has not tracked the origin of thousands of guns confiscated each year.
A plan for free calls for those jailed at the Milwaukee County House of Correction and the Milwaukee County Jail has been blocked due to budgetary considerations.
Thousands of Milwaukee Public Schools students get low-cost instruction: ‘Our goal is to reach as many students as we can to give them the tools to be a safe driver’
African Americans make up the majority of residents arrested on charges of violating Milwaukee’s stay-at-home order, data show.
The pandemic has left many who struggle with substance abuse out of work, creating roadblocks to recovery.