When a white police officer killed an unarmed biracial teen in Wisconsin’s capital city, the shooting quickly heightened tensions and stirred up protests.
A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed biracial man in Madison.
A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. Here’s a few things to know about the case:
In several high-profile U.S. cases in the past year, white prosecutors have declined to charge white police officers who killed black men. That won’t be the case in a recent police-involved shooting in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, where the decision about whether to charge the white officer rests in the hands of a liberal biracial prosecutor who identifies as black.
A husband and wife accused of torturing and starving the man’s teenage daughter and forcing her to live in their basement are expected to enter pleas in court.
The district attorney who filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s law passed earlier this year effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers said Thursday he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to rehear the case.
A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.