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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

[WI] DA doesn't say why Milwaukee Officer Farkas won't be charged with domestic disorderly conduct

...Contrary to the office's usual practice, the prosecutor who reviewed the case did not write a letter to the police department explaining the decision...

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2 OFFICERS ARRESTED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES WON'T BE CHARGED
Journal Sentinel
By Gina Barton
Dec. 16, 2011
[Excerpts] The Milwaukee County district attorney's office has declined to charge two Milwaukee police officers arrested in domestic violence-related incidents earlier this year, according to records released this week... August Farkas, was arrested Nov. 26 in connection with an incident of domestic violence related disorderly conduct. He, too, was referred to the district attorney's office, but will not be prosecuted, according to the district attorney's office. Contrary to the office's usual practice, the prosecutor who reviewed the case did not write a letter to the police department explaining the decision. A spokesman for the district attorney's office said prosecution was declined for "a series of reasons," but did not say what those reasons were... Domestic violence is far more common among the families of police officers than among the rest of the population, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Women and Policing... At least 16 Milwaukee police officers currently on the force have been disciplined after internal investigators concluded they had committed acts of domestic violence, a Journal Sentinel investigation published in October found. [Full article here]
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