Nine-year veteran MPD officer discharged for excessive force

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Milwaukee Police Department

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn discharged a 42-year-old nine-year veteran officer on May 1st for excessive force.

Police say Richard Schoen hit a female prisoner who was handcuffed in the back of his squad car in September – a violation of the core value of restraint.

Police say on September 22nd, just before 9:30 p.m. Schoen punched a prisoner in the face, removed her from the squad car by her hair, and struck her to the body with his knee while she was handcuffed in the squad after a traffic stop in the 4100 block of N. 51st Blvd.

Police say the woman used profanity and became argumentative, resulting in her arrest.

CLICK HERE for more info. from Milwaukee Police via “The Source” website.