The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison passed legislation that would establish a crisis response team trained to respond to mental health emergencies, rather than police.
Cephus was expelled, reinstated following sexual assault allegation, trial.
Former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the university that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
Cephus was acquitted by jury of all charges on Aug. 2, 2019 after a deliberation of just 45 minutes, and was reinstated to Wisconsin football shortly after. Cephus’ lawyer, Andrew Wittenberg, told the Associated Press that the Title IX investigation’s conclusions were “an egregious miscarriage of justice.”
Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the University of Wisconsin that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
“While we are reviewing the complaint filed by Mr. Cephus, we’re confident UW-Madison followed appropriate processes in this matter,” university spokesperson John Lucas said in a statement.
UWPD Chief Kristen Roman said Friday that officers from other agencies will need to prove their performance histories don’t include complaints on excessive use of force or violations of civil rights before they can join the local force at and around Camp Randall Stadium.
The UW-Madison Police Department is implementing additional measures to vet outside police officers that will work the 2021-22 Wisconsin football games, according to UWPD Chief Kristen Roman.
Alcohol may have been a factor for a 19-year-old man who was found passed out in a snowbank near the University of Wisconsin campus, according to the Madison Police Dept.
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s police chief has banned officers from using “Thin Blue Line” imagery while on duty.
Dodge County Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt issued a written column Sunday, responding to the recent decision to ban the “Thin Blue Line Flag” imagery by separate law enforcement agencies—one of them being the UW Madison Police Department (UWPD).
Two Madison 7-Elevens have been deemed safe by Madison police after reported bomb threats. About 3 p.m., police tweeted that nothing was located and both locations were safe.
Madison police cleared threats made towards two 7-Elevens Downtown and on the South Side Thursday afternoon after a person called 911 claiming there were explosive devices planted.
MPD is working with agencies including the Wisconsin State Capitol Police, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, UW-Madison Police Department and State Patrol. The agencies will work together via a “solid, unified command post process,” Wahl said, to coordinate response and share intelligence.
Noted: Torsrud could be the first of dozens of inmates serving life who might get out sooner. The Public Interest Justice Initiative, a joint project between Chisholm’s office and the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, was launched in 2019 after the Remington Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School found that more than half the 128 inmates serving life sentences for juvenile offenses were from Milwaukee County.
An incident report said a security guard reported smelling smoke from a building on the 1600 block of Linden Drive just before 6 p.m. Officials said fire alarms sounded off as the guard was about to re-enter the building.
Yaeger posted a video on his Facebook early Thursday morning claiming the two UW representatives, who he referred to as “hatchet men,” fired him.
UW-Madison employee Rich Yaeger, who drove on a motorcycle through a group of protesters during the Nov. 6 Capitol Square protest, was terminated from his position at the University yesterday.
Rich Yaeger, a senior power plant operator on campus, was caught on video riding his motorcycle through the group on the Capitol Square.
This wasn’t the only recent tree theft. Last month, someone cut down and removed a rare 25-foot Algonquin pillar Swiss mountain pine tree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The tree had been planted in 1988 and it was worth an estimated $13,000, according to police.
University administrative codes and state statutes govern conduct on university property, said Brent Plisch, assistant chief for the UW-Madison Police Department. So someone in possession of marijuana on campus property can be issued a ticket under administrative codes.
Student activists are calling on the UW Police Department to remove a “thin blue line” flag in its offices, after a social media photo revealed the “Blue Lives Matter” symbol hanging prominently in the department’s office.
’Including the picture of the thin blue line flag, especially given the current climate on campus, represents a direct threat to activists and BIPOC lives,’ ASM Chair says
This ordinance has no effect on the UW campus, according to Verveer, and UW students found in possession of cannabis or related paraphernalia can be cited by the UW Police Department and face academic misconduct.
UW-Madison police closed the door on a spate of thefts from Madison residence halls over the weekend.
The caretaker of the the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens where the 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain pine was sawed down, David Stevens, said the trees at the arboretum carry as much meaning as they do beauty, and are used for research. “It’s hard to stomach,” Stevens said.
After reviewing security camera footage, police were able to identify the suspects — two UW students who are roommates. Police said they were able to catch the students in the act.“We broke up a theft ring this weekend that clearly had a faulty exit strategy,” UWPD tweeted Sunday.
Someone cut down a 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain Pine tree sometime between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9, according to a release by UW-Madison police.
The tree is estimated to be worth $13,000.
The UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD) is stumped after a rare 25-foot tall Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain Pine Tree was cut down and taken from the UW Arboretum sometime between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9, 2020. Police are referring to it as the “Pine Crime”.
Police are stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.The 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain pine was sawed down sometime between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9, University of Wisconsin-Madison police said Thursday.
Unlike the more populated parts of Madison, the UW Arboretum is not blanketed with surveillance cameras, and presumably it doesn’t have its own Lorax to speak for the trees.
One counter-protester looking to press charges, BIPOC Coalition demands action from the university.
UW student and founding member of the UW-Madison BIPOC coalition Tarah Stangler had her foot run over by the motorcycle. She claims she and two others were directly hit, while another was grazed by the bike’s exhaust pipe.
Wisconsin’s game against Illinois Friday night marked the kick off of the Big Ten season. UWPD said it was a “great night all around,” reporting no police contacts, no arrests and no citations.
Items include high-volume pepper spray, smoke grenades.
Email revealed that UWPPD dispatched riot police to Kenosha during each day of protest following police shooting of Jacob Blake.
’Obviously what we’re seeing is extremely disturbing and has no place on our campus,’ UWPD Public Information Officer says.
It’s been two weeks since University of Wisconsin’s Associated Students of Madison declared a vote of no confidence in the university police department. Tensions have already been high, but a tweet by UWPD is causing more issues.
Also on Tuesday, UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank told Mitnick she was backing out of her scheduled appearance to speak at Wednesday night’s ASM meeting, citing a scheduling conflict after Mitnick added time for a student activist group to speak before the Chancellor.
For those who attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the police department states the university’s Dean of Students will be working with officers to make sure any offending students would be held accountable for their actions.
UWPD claims ASM chair has changed stance since meeting with UWPD.
Column authored by Sue Riseling, associate vice chancellor and UW chief of police, 1991-2016.
West Dayton Street was alive with the sounds of cowbells and ratchets in harmony with people chanting “Cops off campus” on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 9.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison student was arrested Tuesday after a violent altercation at a residence hall. According to UW-Madison police, Roberto C. Antunez Perez, 18, and another student were in the midst of a “disagreement” when Antunez Perez hit the victim, held her down and strangled her.
“In recent weeks, we’ve received many questions about UWPD’s practices, policies and procedures,” a UWPD webpage reads. “We’ve worked to compile information that addresses the most common themes we’ve heard from you, our community, as well as those we identified as relevant to the national conversation regarding policing.”
In a letter sent to downtown apartment buildings, Madison Police Department Acting Chief Victor Wahl said students attending gatherings may be fined a minimum of $376 for “permit[ting] a health nuisance.”
A contentious debate preceding the vote split members of the Associated Students of Madison’s student council, which ultimately passed the declaration with nine members in favor and five opposed. Nine others abstained.
UW-Madison’s student government on Tuesday declared it has “no confidence” in the university’s police force because the department helped Madison police during protests over the summer.
Samuel Jorudd, the member of ASM that originally brought the vote forward, said “We have given a voice to those who have fought too long to be heard, and I’m looking forward to working with UWPD on how to renew trust between them and students.”
The College Republicans of the University of Wisconsin-Madison put out a statement Tuesday in support of UWPD.
No confidence vote signifies distrust in UWPD, call to reform, ASM rep. says.
“It is an effort to be visible and educate students about public health guidance,” Lovicott said. “Also reminding students about the public health guidelines and the directive that is in place.”
UW-Madison’s student government may soon declare it has “no-confidence” in the university’s police force because the department assisted city police during protests over the summer.
The Dane County Jail record for Englert also lists a tentative graffiti charge submitted by UW-Madison Police.
A university spokesperson tells 27 News that officials believe the gathering did not take place in a campus residence hall. The caption in the video reads “Covid dorms”The university is now working to identify the students involved and will be pursuing the appropriate disciplinary action.
APrairie du Sac man treated for an overdose was arrested after barricading himself in a restroom while armed with a knife on Saturday night at University Hospital, police reported.
The footage shows the suspect walking at 4:40 a.m. in the 700 block of State Street, according to an incident report. Police continued saying the University Book Store and St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center were sprayed with black paint and had similar words on them.
Man was arrested for felony possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation hold.
The university was alerted to the incident after receiving a report Thursday. The graffiti was spray-painted on a number of buildings in the Library Mall area of campus, including the University Book Store, Extension Building and several city and privately owned properties.