Chief Flynn Announces Creation of MPD Overdose Task Force

December 14th, 2017 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, joined by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Michael Murphy, announced the creation of the MPD Overdose Task Force during a press conference on Thursday, December 14.

The Task Force will supplement already robust investigations in narcotics trafficking and its mission will be to reduce heroin and opioid trafficking through targeted enforcement, intelligence sharing, and analysis planning. Currently, Detectives from MPD’s Investigations and Intelligence Bureau investigate overdoses. Follow-up is conducted on the next shift and coordination is done with Narcotics, the Intelligence Fusion Center, and North Central HIDTA when appropriate. Under the new Task Force, six members from IIB will be moved to Narcotics/North Central HIDTA to augment investigations. The new Task Force will have 16 members whose full time job is to identify suppliers in overdose deaths. This effort will be enforcement-focused as MPD will prosecute dealers and not users.

The Task Force will collaborate with other service providers and medical professionals and affirmatively push out information to public health providers. Through the Task Force, MPD hopes to increase real-time information sharing, turn around intelligence quicker, respond rapidly to deadly batches of fentanyl-laced heroin that results in multiple deaths, and identify patterns and geographical spikes where deaths are taking place.

 

MPD Investigating December 13 Serious Shooting on West Side

December 14th, 2017 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police responded to a shooting that happened around 8:50 p.m. on December 13 in the 2600 block of N. 52nd Street.  A 30-year-old male suffered a serious gunshot wound that appears to have occurred during an argument. Milwaukee Police are actively investigating the incident and searching for suspect(s).

MPD Investigtes December 13 North Side Homicide

December 13th, 2017 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police responded to the 2600 block of N. 24th Street around 2:10 p.m. on December 13 for a homicide. The victim, a 42-year-old Milwaukee man, was approached by a suspect who shot him. The suspect fled and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. MPD continues to seek a motive and search for suspect(s).

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: MPD Seeks Suspect, Vehicle in Fast Food Robbery

December 13th, 2017 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect and his vehicle in a robbery at McDonald’s, 6262 S. 13th Street, around 12:45 a.m. on December 13.

A male suspect wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt was in his vehicle, believed to be a 4-door blue Chevrolet Impala with an unknown temporary plate, and approached an employee working at the drive-thru window. He demanded money from the employee (which the employee gave him) and the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle.

Surveillance video of the vehicle can be found below.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

SURVEILLANCE IMAGES: Suspect Sought in Bay View Bank Robbery

December 13th, 2017 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery at BMO Harris Bank, 2701 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, around 3:20 p.m. on December 11.

The suspect entered the bank, presented a demand note, and was given the money by the teller. The suspect then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5’8” tall, and last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, and big brown sunglasses.

Surveillance pictures of the suspect are below.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

 
 
 

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