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  Foiling cops' coverup
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Last EditedPenguin  Nov 28, 2006 12:36am
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MediaNewspaper - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
News DateMonday, November 27, 2006 06:35:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionYet more fun and games have surfaced at the Milwaukee Police Department.

About a quarter of squad cars now sport satellite tracking antenna, the better to dispatch squads to calls and to rush help in case an officer's in trouble. Well, a few officers have engaged in a coverup of sorts. They got the bright idea of disabling the antennas by covering them with aluminum foil. Seems that some officers believe the devices might be used to snoop on them...

This is but the latest of a string of incidents involving Milwaukee officers - including sledding and bowling on duty and beating a civilian to within inches of his life while off duty outside a party and then enforcing a code of silence about the incident. Doubtless, all these cases involve a tiny minority of police officers, but they are doing great damage to the department's image.
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