Milwaukee has a variety of strategies in place for protecting and preserving the quality of life in the city. The Community Prosecution Unit weaves these strategies together to create a network of police, Council members, city service agents, ordinances, the court system and more to help find innovative solutions to persistent problems in our communities. In this program, we will chronicle how various problems are solved through the coordination of the Community Prosecution Unit and neighbors.
Ald. Donovan helped launch a project that showcases the Community Prosecution Unit through a television series, highlighting the success of the CPU and providing the public with resources for abating crime in their neighborhood.
In this episode, a nuisance property drives the neighbors to take action and through the coordinated efforts of the Community Prosecution Unit, the owner is prosecuted and imprisoned and the house is sold to new owner-occupants.