Milwaukee Police are searching for the drivers of two vehicles who were part of a hit-and-run crash that injured a MPD officer. Two motorcycle officers from MPD’s Neighborhood Task Force were deployed as part of DDACTS (Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety) near N. 27th Street and W. Clybourn Street around 9:40 a.m. on August 3. A vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed over the viaduct and approached W. St. Paul Avenue. Occupants of that vehicle were seen acting suspiciously as they spoke with occupants of a second vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the first vehicle when the second vehicle hit one of the motorcycle officers. Both vehicles fled the scene. The injured officer was thrown from his motorcycle and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The injured officer is a 54-year-old male with more than 15 years of service. Our investigation is ongoing as we continue to seek the vehicles.
UPDATE (8/4/17 at 11:00 a.m.): Milwaukee Police are releasing a surveillance picture of the vehicle involved in the August 3 hit-and-run crash that injured a MPD motorcycle officer near N. 27th Street and W. Clybourn Street. The 1st picture is of the striking vehicle, believed to be a 2012-2017 Mazda CX-5 with a Wisconsin plate of 511-RNY. The 2nd picture is a stock photo of the car. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360. The second vehicle involved in the crash was located around 6:20 p.m. on August 3 following a pursuit that ended in the 2600 block of N. 28th Street. Two 17-year-old males, a 19-year-old male, and a 21-year-old male were taken into custody following that crash. Our investigation is ongoing.