Nearly a dozen MPD officers under internal investigation

WTMJ News Team

Nearly a dozen MPD officers under internal investigation

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED May 10, 2012

MILWAUKEE- TODAY'S TMJ4 is told that Milwaukee police is investigating about a dozen officers; most of them work at the criminal justice facility downtown.

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn won't say why they're under investigation, but sources tell TODAY'S TMJ4 say it's related to questionable off-duty activities.

"We haven't announced any suspensions," said Flynn to reporters.

Sources say the department received word the cops may have done some personal work while on the job. The department had to determine if they were off or on duty at the various times.

"We're going to have something to officially announce soon," announced Chief Flynn.  "But first, the officers in involved have to be notified "

Chief Flynn will only say the cops may have violated the code of conduct.  It's a code that's been called into question a lot in recently. 

This month, four officers were fired, including a District 7 officer who lied to detectives about a murder investigation.

Also there are seven MPD officers and a sergeant from District 5 remain under investigation for performing illegal strip searches -- they could face criminal charges.

Some in the community maybe losing faith in MPD, but Chief Flynn said, "There are 2,700 people  in this organization we hire from the human race and some do the wrong thing.  Some of them make mistakes and some do the wrong things for the wrong reasons.  The public has to right to expect that I will identity that conduct and react to it and we are."

Those officers could be suspended -- as of Thursday, they are not.

The findings of this investigation will now go to the Fire and Police Commission.