Milwaukee misconduct cases raise 'code of silence' questions
By Kevin Johnson
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The beatings of Frank Jude and Lovell Harris triggered outrage in the city of Milwaukee.
Last year, when a Milwaukee jury did not convict three local police officers on battery charges for a beating in which Jude was kicked in the head and stabbed in both ears, the public fury intensified. A demonstration followed the verdicts, which Mayor Tom Barrett characterizes as a breakdown of the justice system.