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  • MPD launches educational campaign

    Posted on Apr 7, 2017 | The MPD will launch and educational campaign next week, aimed at gaining voluntary compliance from people, as the new Median Safety Ordinance goes into effect Monday. The ordinance is aimed at keeping motorists and pedestrians safe, and it was born out of concern over people standing on medians of...
  • Koval statement on PFC ruling

    Posted on Mar 14, 2017 | “News of the Madison Police and Fire Commission (PFC) decision to dismiss charges filed against me in a complaint ends a process that began months ago and is greatly appreciated.  It is entirely appropriate to note that everyone who works for the City of Madison Police Department is held to high...
  • Gas Pumps in the City of Madison Now Safe From Credit Card Theft

    Posted on Feb 27, 2017 | City of Madison Weights and Measurement staff have determined that all gasoline pumps in the City are in full compliance with a new City ordinance requiring unique locking devices on gas pumps to protect consumers. The Madison Common Council recently passed an ordinance requiring the unique locking...
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Matt Kenny, Tony Robinson Estate Case

    Posted on Feb 23, 2017 | The City’s insurance carrier, WMMIC, and the plaintiff settled the case and neither our office nor the City Attorney were involved in the settlement. Let me be clear in asserting that the City of Madison, who was not a party to the case, had no standing and no ability to influence the court or the...
  • Estate of Tony Robinson v. Matt Kenny

    Posted on Feb 23, 2017 | The Madison Police Department was not involved in any of the negotiations that resulted in today’s announced settlement in the Estate of Tony Robinson v. Matt Kenny case, or in the ultimate decision to settle the case.  Officer Kenny was cleared of any criminal culpability by the Dane County...

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