WAUWATOSA (WITI) — Wauwatosa police blocked off a portion of a neighborhood near 121st and Vliet St. on Monday morning, January 14th. That’s because there was a report of a possible robbery in progress at one home; the home of Frank Jude Jr.
A delivery man discovered an open door at the home. Police say because they believed a robbery may have been going on and because there was a lack of direct communication with those inside, they staged a tactical situation. That’s before two guests inside the home came out.
“You have to be safe than sorry. So we took the safe route today, safe for the residents, safest for the officers arriving at the scene and it’s resolved safely,” said Lt. Chris Fox of the Wauwatosa Police Department.
Frank Jude’s name may be familiar because several Milwaukee police officers were convicted for their involvement in beating Jude outside a house party in 2004. The officers accused Jude of stealing a police badge. In 2012, the Milwaukee Common Council approved $2 million to settle Jude’s federal lawsuit.
Earlier this month, police and court records show more attention at Jude’s home. Two women went to his home on December 28th allegedly caused a disturbance. Police cited Theresa Chaparas for operating while intoxicated and Mary Santiago was arrested for disorderly conduct.
At the same time, Jude himself was arrested on an outstanding warrant. On January 4th, Judge was charged with violating a domestic abuse injunction. The complaint said he repeatedly texted and called a woman after being ordered not to. Jude allegedly did not show up for a police interview. He told the detective by phone, “I’m not gonna sit in jail, I didn’t do nothing.”
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