Milwaukee Police Department Ignores National Standards for Domestic Violence
The very training that makes someone a good police officer can produce a frightening abuser, experts say.
For example, officers are trained to take control of every situation. They learn to interrogate suspects and to conduct effective surveillance. They learn how to pursue suspects and physically restrain them - in many cases, without leaving a mark. When they use force, they know how to provide legal justification.
This article is part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s continuing investigative report on the corruption in the Milwaukee Police Department. Early parts of the series can be found here and are absolutely worth reading.