Wisconsin Professional Police Association releases legislative review

Review focuses on laws passed within the last year

The Wisconsin Professional Police Association released a legislative review of the state’s new policing laws.

In September of 2020, the WPPA presented a Blueprint For Change, which laid out police reform measures.

Now, the association’s legislative review focuses on the laws enacted since the death of George Floyd and other high-profile cases.

Those new state laws include prohibiting choke-holds, collecting state-wide data on an officer’s use of force, and establishing state-wide policing standards.

“There isn’t another police group in the country that has issued this type of report … and we really felt that we wanted to be a part of that public discussion,” said Executive Director of the WPPA Jim Palmer.

The WPPA is calling on the Wisconsin state senate to continue passing police reforms.

See the legislative update here.