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 sees a surge in police pursuits in years since loosening policy to target reckless drivers. Critics say the trend makes streets more dangerous.
The Milwaukee Police Department has not tracked the origin of thousands of guns confiscated each year.
Calls to shift funds from policing to programs that improve quality of life for people of color aren’t new. But this time, more people are listening.
Gun violence costs Wisconsinites billions of dollars a year. Taxpayers pay for most of it in medical bills and incarceration costs. Victims suffer lost wages and trauma that can have long-lasting effects. Communities pay through lowered property values and higher police costs.