Milwaukee settles "stop and frisk" lawsuit for $3.4 million
The Milwaukee common council passed an agreement 12-2 Tuesday, that agreed to spend $3.4 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU claimed the city's police department had a "stop and frisk" policy that disproportionately impacted minorities.
Aldermen did not admit guilt in settling, but most agreed they would like to see an improvement from the Milwaukee Police Department.
The deal will send $1.9 million to the ACLU for legal fees, and spend $1.5 million on a consultant that will work with MPD to improve practices.
The ACLU released a list of changes the deal requires MPD to make.
Mayor Tom Barrett's office said he planned to sign the deal Tuesday. The policies for the department to change are expected to be finalized by September.