Milwaukee to pay $3.4M over police stop-and-frisk policy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its police department had officers target black and Latino residents without probable cause through a "stop-and-frisk" policy.

The Milwaukee Common Council approved the settlement Tuesday and Mayor Tom Barrett is expected to sign it immediately.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the department on behalf of a half-dozen people who claimed they were stopped once or multiple times since 2010.

The agreement calls for the department to document every stop and frisk and regularly release the data. Officers will also receive training, monitoring, and supervision on racial profiling.


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