On July 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin entered an order adopting a Settlement Agreement among the parties to Charles Collins, et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al. The Plaintiffs in that case alleged racially disparate and unjustified stops and frisks. By the terms of the Agreement, the City of Milwaukee, the Fire and Police Commission, and the Milwaukee Police Department are committed to implementing significant changes to policies, training, supervision practices, and the use and sharing of data. The City of Milwaukee hired CJI to focus on achieving compliance with the Agreement and to conduct data analyses. We also serve as a technical advisor and facilitator.
CJI publishes multiple reports each year assessing progress in Milwaukee.
CJI’s annual report assesses progress towards compliance on the specific requirements of the Agreement.
- Six-Month Report on Non-Compliant Items, March 2021
- Six-Month Report on Non-Compliant Items, March 2020
ANNUAL DATA ANALYSES
CJI’s annual data analysis examines racial and ethnic disparity in police encounters.
CJI’s semiannual analyses assess adherence to standards for individualized, objective, and articulable reasonable suspicion in justifying discretionary police encounters.