Marquette Wire

Professor calls for arrest powers for DPS

Nick Biggi

April 4, 2013

Filed under Editors' Picks, Featured, News

After a call by a criminology professor for the commissioning of Department of Public Safety officers on campus last month, DPS Captain Russell Shaw declined to comment on the idea Tuesday. Richard Zevitz, a professor of cr...

Officers avoid charges for Derek Williams’ death

Melanie Lawder

April 2, 2013

Filed under News

Though the inquest jury of Derek Williams' death recommended in February that the state file criminal charges against the three officers involved, John Franke, the special prosecutor assigned to the case, decided not to press...

Milwaukee metal thief brought to justice

Nick Biggi

January 29, 2013

Filed under News

A man who has been called Milwaukee's “bathroom bandit” was arrested last week after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars of plumbing supplies in city bathrooms. Corey Feerick, a 33-year-old resident of Brookfield,...

The Best of DPS Reports

Kaleigh Ward

January 18, 2011

Filed under Featured

Twice a week, a reporter from the Marquette Tribune selects the most pertinent and sometimes unusual Department of Public Safety reports to include in the week’s issues. DPS Officer Joseph Secanky said most DPS officers don’t want to portray the...

MPD confiscates weapons around campus

Matt Campbell

November 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

The effective fatality radius and casualty-producing-radius of an M67 fragmentation grenade are five meters and 15 meters, respectively.  That is quite larger than your average bullet. In the last seven weeks — on the 1100...

DPS Reports 10/25

Matt Campbell

October 26, 2010

Filed under News

Oct. 18 At 11:16 p.m., a person not affiliated with Marquette acted in a disorderly manner outside a business in the 1600 block of West Wells Street and was taken into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department. Oct. 20 At...

House parties leave students with financial hangovers

Matt Campbell

October 12, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

If you are planning on throwing a huge “rager” this weekend, think twice. There may be more trouble than fun on tap. Three University of Wisconsin-Madison students learned that lesson the hard way last month when Madison...