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Resource ID: #27517
Subject: City Government
Source: WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee)
Date: January 21, 22, 23, 2015



The city of Milwaukee decided to hire a company to demolish condemned garages. On the surface this sounded like a win and positive outcome for the neighborhoods. But the I-Team discovered what this company left behind, live exposed electrical wires, posed a greater risk than the boarded up garages. Our investigation found this company left exposed electrical wires behind at more than a dozen demolished garages for any child or person to touch and possible die. We took our concerns directly to the city which prompted them to check the garages torn down by this company from several months. We raised questions about the city's check and balance policy and how such a serious threat could go unnoticed for so long. A code enforcement officer was supposes to check each work site but our investigation found that did not take place. It forced the city to fix the problem and change policy in light of our investigation.

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