Late last week, police say someone entered a TCF Bank and demanded money. The people at the bank told police, the alleged bank robber asked for $1,000. Now Milwaukee police are looking for the person and may file criminal charges if they are found. It isn't clear that they have any idea who it was. Police do say, however, that the man had plaid boxers hanging out of his pants, and they hope to use that description to catch him.
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Just over a month ago, we posted about Milwaukee police officers conducting illegal body cavity searches on suspects. Now, an investigation of these practices by some Milwaukee officers has lead to one person's conviction of drug charges overturned. The man was arrested for possession of cocaine after police pulled his pants down on the side of the road and invasively searched his body cavity.
When someone is arrested, they have the right to be treated with respect by police officers and investigators. Their safety should still be preserved. That didn't seem to be the case recently when a man was pulled over by Milwaukee police and arrested for OWI. A video of the arrest was posted to the Internet, and shows the man getting hit on the head by police.
This week, a man in southeast Wisconsin was arrested for allegedly bail jumping and delivery of a controlled substance. The man is now facing felony charges in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, where he will likely need a rigorous criminal defense. He faces a stiff penalty if convicted.
According to news sources, several Milwaukee County employees who worked with the FoodShare Wisconsin Program allegedly used the program for their own financial gain in addition to its intended purpose of feeding low-income families.
Many times, fraud charges make news headlines. They are more likely to generate publicity if someone who is accused was at one time a famous athlete. Late last month, a former Milwaukee basketball player was charged with wire fraud for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme. Tate George was charged with four counts of wire fraud.
A man was arrested outside of his hotel last week. The Milwaukee man was allegedly trying to sell drugs and police arrested him for drug possession charges. Authorities say he could face up to 15 years in prison and a large fine if he is convicted.
An alleged human trafficking operation has lead to the arrested of four people. These sex crime allegations are extremely serious in Milwaukee and will likely need a criminal defense. Police arrested the people after a raid on a Milwaukee house allegedly found large amounts of heroin, and two woman told police of an alleged prostitution ring they were a part of.