Milwaukee police receive federal grant funding for 30 officers

The $9.7 million grant facilitates the department's assigning of experienced officers to violent crime task forces


By Alison Dirr
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — The $9.7 million three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice appeared in jeopardy in recent weeks, after police discovered a conflict between an element of the grant related to immigration enforcement and an amended standard operating procedure that governs the police department.

In a response from DOJ Friday, the department was notified the city could still receive the grant without the immigration enforcement element.

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