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Officer's record leads courts to re-evaluate misconduct policies

Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel mined court records to find ten similar cases alleging that Jason Mucha, a Milwaukee Police officer, had beaten suspects or planted drugs. Despite the claims of misconduct, Officer Mucha had never been disciplined. Instead, the department promoted him to sergeant. After reviewing the cases, a state Court of Appeal issued a groundbreaking ruling that has changed the way Wisconsin courts consider police misconduct cases.

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