Study Committee on Body Cameras Discusses First Draft of Bill

The Study Committee on the Use of Police Body Cameras met for what was expected to be the last time on Oct. 18. However, because of concerns with the current bill draft, it was determined that the committee will need to meet one final time. The first part of the meeting was spent reviewing the […]

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Study Committee on Bail & Conditions of Pretrial Release Discusses Risk Assessments Data, Draft Ideas

The Study Committee on Bail & Conditions of Pretrial Release had their third meeting on Oct. 16. The committee heard from two presenters and began to develop ideas for potential draft legislation updating Wisconsin’s pretrial detention processes. First, the Wisconsin Department of Justice gave a presentation on using data, research, and information for informed pretrial […]

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Study Committee Update: Body Cameras Committee Discusses Retention of Records, Privacy Issues

The Study Committee on the Use of Police Body Cameras met for the second time on Sept. 13. The focus of the meeting was to receive some additional presentations and spend time discussing the committee’s assignment and next steps. The meeting began with a presentation from the Milwaukee Police Department. Sergeant Doug Wiorek outlined the […]

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Study Committee on Bail and Pretrial Release Meets

The Study Committee on Bail and Conditions of Pretrial Release met for the first time on Aug. 16, 2018. The committee, chaired by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison), is tasked with reviewing the state’s pretrial release system. Committee members include legislators and various members from the criminal justice system including the […]

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Study Committee on Body Cameras Meets

The Study Committee on the Use of Police Body Cameras met for the first time on July 26, 2018. The committee, chaired by Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), is tasked with “review[ing] law enforcement policies regarding the use of body cameras and recommend[ing] legislation to establish uniform procedures regarding the […]

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