DOJ to investigate Milwaukee Police Dept.

Posted at 6:30 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 19:30:27-05

The I-Team has confirmed that the U.S Department of Justice has agreed to conduct a voluntary investigation into the Milwaukee Police Department.

U.S Attorney's office Eastern District of Wisconsin spokesperson Dean Puschnig confirmed the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will start a lengthy probe into all aspects of force.

Last month, Chief Edward Flynn announced he wanted the DOJ to voluntary come in an examine the department, and Tuesday, the DOJ confirmed it will accept the request.

Milwaukee becomes the ninth department in the country to make a voluntary request. This comes under the collaborative reform initiative under "COPS."

Acting United States Attorney Gregory Haanstad will formerly announce the agreement at a news conference scheduled for Thursday at the federal courthouse in downtown Milwaukee.

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