Milwaukee police deployed to CapitolA "Major Incident Response Team" from the Milwaukee Police Department will be sent to Madison to help maintain order at the Capitol, the department announced Wednesday.
The 37-member unit will be deployed in response to a mutual aid request from the state Department of Administration, according to a police department news release.
The Capitol has been the scene of massive demonstrations by opponents of Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.
"Our officers will assist in ensuring that the rights of all parties in this debate are respected and protected," said Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Milwaukee Police Deployed to Capitol
As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 02/23/2011
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