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Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2016-177591

Incident Type

Attempted Homicide

Incident Date

06/10/2016 - 11:15 AM


211 South Carroll St. (Madison Police Department)


Alijouwon Tupac Watkins, age 20, Madison
MPD is referring charges to the DA of conspiracy to commit homicide and solicitation to commit perjury.


Madison Police Officer


Within the last month MPD received information about a threat to kill a Madison Police Officer.

An inmate in the Dane County Jail contacted MPD and advised that another inmate had contacted them, asking them to kill an MPD officer on their behalf.

MPD immediately launched an active investigation into these threats, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

During the course of the investigation the suspect actively sought to have another individual kill an MPD officer. The suspect took affirmative steps to put this plan into motion, including transferring money to another party. 

The suspect had personally identifying information about the officer, including name, date of birth, address and cell phone number.

The officer had arrested the suspect previously, and a violent confrontation had occurred.  During the course of this investigation, the suspect also sought to locate someone who would claim to have witnessed the prior incident and provide false testimony.

Released 06/10/2016 at 12:13 PM by PIO Joel Despain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.