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Statement from Chief Morales on May 2 MPD Incident

Below is the statement from Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales regarding the May 2 incident on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side.

On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Milwaukee Police Officers responded to calls for an entry and domestic violence incident located on the 3800 block of N. 50th Street.  The call indicated the “subject kicked her door in….; she’s hiding behind a car….; he has not been acting normal since the weekend…; and she believed someone put something in his drink.”  Officers arrived on scene, encountered the individual, and began a verbal dialogue with him before attempting to take him into custody.  The individual resisted and actively fought with officers. Officers called for assistance and were eventually able to take the subject into custody. The subject is being treated at a local hospital.  In addition, four officers were conveyed to the hospital and were treated and released.  This entire incident is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau and MPD’s Internal Affairs Division. The District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing the incident in its entirety.  Per Department protocol, three officers have been placed on administrative duty and one officer has been placed on administrative suspension.  I support the members of the Milwaukee Police Department. The officers take tremendous risks on a regular basis; however, it is important that officers abide by our training and policies.

Video from the body camera of the officers on scene can be found below:

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