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Use of Force Reports

The Fire and Police Commission's annual and mid-year Use of Force Reports are authored by Steven G. Brandl, PhD, professor in the department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  They provide an overview of the incidents in which force was used by officers of the Milwaukee Police Department and a statistical year-to-year comparison of the data. 

Note that the types of force which require reporting was expanded by the Milwaukee Police Department effective January 1st, 2013 to include all incidents in which bodily force is used by an officer regardless of any claim of injury.  This is in contrast to the previous policy which only required the use of bodily force to be reported if the subject claimed injury.  Due to this change care must be taken when comparing data from before 2013 to data after 2013. 

Annual Reports

Mid-Year Reports

Other Use of Force Reports

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