MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing evidence against a 26-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer. A spokesman says investigators have forwarded their case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to file charges against Jordan P. Fricke. Fricke was arrested following the shooting that killed 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner. The officer was shot while serving a search warrant Wednesday.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor says he won’t file charges against three Fond du Lac police officers in connection with an in-custody death in December. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Tony said during a news conference Friday that the officers stopped 37-year-old Christopher Cary Dec. 23 for not having a front license plate.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian fled the scene of the crash. The Journal Sentinel reports a Milwaukee Department of Public Works employee was killed in a crash involved a DPW truck and a car about 8 a.m. Friday. The 54-year-old Milwaukee man was taken to the hospital and did not survive his injuries.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A ban on employees of an obscure Wisconsin board that prevented them from addressing climate change has been lifted. The state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands instituted the ban in 2015, driven by concerns from two Republican office holders. Newly elected Democrats who replaced them joined with Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette on Monday voted unanimously to reverse the ban.