Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol and other state law enforcement agencies to update their use of force policies to prohibit chokeholds, unless as a last resort, after the Assembly's bipartisan racial disparities task force issued 18 recommendations to address policing practices statewide.
A Black Chicago teen's lynching in 1955 galvanized the civil rights movement. A Black Minneapolis man's killing by police last year propelled a worldwide call for racial justice and ending police brutality.
The U.S. Department of Justice will undertake a sweeping investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a "pattern and practice" of illegal conduct, including whether officers routinely used excessive force during protests.
The performance of Wisconsin's troubled economic development agency improved over the last fiscal year but it must sharpen its oversight of tax credit contracts, policies on closing contracts and the accuracy of online data, according to an audit released Wednesday.