Milwaukee Common Council approves Jude case settlement
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MILWAUKEE - The City of Milwaukee has taken the next step in approving a settlement agreement Tuesday involving an assault case connected to the city's Police Department.
The full Common Council approved a $2 million settlement previously agreed to by a council committee.
Several off-duty officers beat Frank Jude, Jr. at a party in Bay View in 2004.
"The Frank Jude case marked a dark chapter in our city’s recent history, and cast a dark cloud over our police department," Common Council President Willie Hines, Jr. said in a statement. "I believe we still have a good amount of work ahead to improve those MPD-community connections, and I credit Chief Flynn for taking appropriate actions to identify troubled officers sooner."
Mayor Tom Barrett is expected to approve the settlement later this week, spokeswoman Jodie Tabak said.