MPD looking to promote officer involved in Frank Jude case

 He was there when his fellow officers beat Frank Jude Jr. during a party in Bayview and he refused to testify on the grounds it might incriminate him when they were on trial, but now Milwaukee Police officer Bradley Blum is up for a promotion.

MPD is looking to promote Blum to Sergeant in order to fill vacancies in the department.

Jon Safran was the attorney for Frank Jude and said he wasn't happy when he found out Blum was up for a promotion.

Jude was left beaten and bloodied during a party involving Milwaukee police officers in 2004.

Safran said Blum was one of the officers there, but probably wasn't involved in the assault, yet close enough to see what was going on.

Jude received a $2 million settlement.

In all, seven officers were eventually convicted of federal crimes.  

Blum was not charged, he was initially fired by former chief Nannette Hegerty, but the Fire and Police Commission later reversed that and decided to suspend him for 60 days.

The Fire and Police Commission, this time with new members, will once again decide Blum's career with MPD.

Two weeks ago they decided to table the promotion so it could be reviewed further.

On Thursday the Fire and Police Commission will once again take up the promotion.

They will first go into executive session at 3:30 p.m. and then regular session at 5:30 p.m.

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