12/11/2011

Wis. cop charged after gun goes off at mall

If convicted, Sgt. Michael Edwards faces a maximum possible penalty of nine months in jail and a fine of $10,000.

By Gina Barton
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Milwaukee police sergeant whose gun went off inside Southridge Mall in Greendale on Nov. 2 was charged Thursday with endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, a misdemeanor.

Michael A. Edwards, 45, has been on the force since 1986. He also is the president of the Milwaukee Police Supervisors' Organization, the union that represents sergeants, lieutenants and captains, according to the organization's website.

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