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MPC Partners with Rotary: Newsmaker Luncheon: How to Fix a Broken Police Department

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11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N Lincoln Memorial Milwaukee WI, 53202

MILWAUKEE – Across the country, some people are asking for police reform, and the city of Cincinnati is often thought to have one of the best models. On Tuesday November 1st, join the Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee for a Newsmaker Luncheon featuring Attorney Al Gerhardstein, past president of the fraternal order of police queen city lodge and Cincinnati police officer Kathy Harrell and community organizer Iris Roley. They will discuss Cincinnati’s experience with a model of community problem oriented policing or CPOP.

Between 1999 and 2014, Cincinnati saw a 69 percent reduction in police use-of-force incidents, a 42 percent reduction in citizen complaints and a 56 percent reduction in citizen injuries during encounters with police. Violent crimes dropped from a high of 4,137 in the year after the riots, to 2,352 last year.  Misdemeanor arrests dropped from 41,708 in 2000 to 17,913 last year.

David Haynes, editorial page editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will lead the conversation.

To read more about this, here is a link to an article from the Atlantic that provides some excellent background.   (“How to Fix a Broken Police Department”, The Atlantic, May 28, 2015.)

Lunch and networking at 11:45, program 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive downtown. Parking is available to the north of the building – please tell the attendant you are there for Rotary. Seating will be limited for this event and advanced registration is required.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Series is sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker series to shed light on topical issues. The cost to attend is $18 for MPC members and $23 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration deadline is Friday, October 28th. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Rotary Club of Milwaukee


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