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  • Dominique Heaggan-Brown

    Who is Dominique Heaggan-Brown? FOX6 Investigators found he had “a lot to prove”

    MILWAUKEE — Since the unrest in Sherman Park, FOX6 News has been looking into the backgrounds of Dominique Heaggan-Brown and Sylville Smith — and claims they knew each other prior to the shooting. Heaggan-Brown grew up in Milwaukee’s central city. Police sources the FOX6 Investigators have spoken with say everyone there knows him. But a Twitter account FOX6 News discovered around the time of the shooting shows he is unlike most police officers you’ve seen before. He’s a young, heavily […]

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    Former Milwaukee podiatrist settles misconduct lawsuit for $15,000

    MILWAUKEE — A slap on the wrist.  That’s how one patient describes a settlement between the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office and a Milwaukee doctor accused of fraud. FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn has details on the lawsuit that started with a FOX6 investigation and dragged on in court for more than three years. Mark Simpson mows the spacious yard on his Baraboo property without any trouble. After all, he’s on a riding mower. You’d ride a lawnmower too, if you had the […]

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    “Where did our money go?” Parents accuse booster club president of conflicts, lack of proper accounting

    KENOSHA — It’s supposed to be for the kids, but no one seems to know how much money a local football booster club has raised or what the club’s longtime president did with it. Tom Stone became President of the Bradford End Zone Club in 2007. For historical perspective, that’s the same year Bradford’s most prominent football player — Melvin Gordon — was a freshman. Gordon is not accused of any wrongdoing, but just as he launched the brightest period […]

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    One-third of police officers discharged from duty get new police jobs in Wisconsin

    EAGLE — He lied to supervisors, falsified reports and got fired from the police force.  Now a  former Milwaukee police officer is back on patrol about 45 minutes away. Fox 6 Investigators show you how he got back on patrol and why his case may not be unusual. It’s Friday afternoon and a squad car is blazing through Bay View blowing through red lights and stop signs. Nearly hitting a semi and driving over a curb. All because of a […]

  • Sylville Smith

    New information: Sylville Smith, officer who shot him did not attend same high school

    MILWAUKEE — 23-year-old Sylville Smith did not attend the same high school as the officer who fatally shot him. At least, that is what the officer’s family is telling the FOX6 Investigators. The 24-year-old police officer is a three-year veteran of the force who graduated from high school in 2010. We are not identifying him because the shooting investigation is ongoing — and he has not been accused of any wrongdoing in the death of Smith. On Monday, Smith’s sister claimed the officer and […]

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    FOX6 Investigators: Who is the police officer who fired the fatal shots at Sylville Smith?

    MILWAUKEE — FOX6 Investigators have learned the Milwaukee police officer who fired the fatal shots at Sylville Smith comes from the very neighborhood he patrols. Because the investigation is ongoing and the officer has not been accused of wrongdoing, we are choosing not to name him in this story. The 24-year-old officer was first appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department as a police aide in 2010. He became a probationary officer in 2013 — and his probationary period was extended […]

  • Sylville Smith

    FOX6 Investigators take a closer look at the criminal past of Sylville Smith

    MILWAUKEE — The unrest in the City of Milwaukee stems from the officer-involved fatal shooting of Sylville Smith. At 23 years old, Smith had already racked up four criminal cases — three of them felonies — two involving guns. But one of those cases was dismissed. “My brother gonna walk around with his gun regardless. That was his way of saying, ‘I’m safe,'” said Sherelle Smith, Sylville’s sister. Sherelle Smith is one of eight siblings mourning the death of Sylville. […]

  • Marcus Lee

    “I made a horrible decision:” Marcus Lee sentenced to 10 years in prison for crash that killed child

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A Milwaukee County judge on Friday, July 29th sentenced 35-year-old Marcus Lee to ten years in prison and another ten years of extended supervision — in connection with a fatal crash that happened near Sherman and Teutonia in Brown Deer on February 25th. Lee did one thing right. He devoted himself to being a father figure to another man’s children. But on February 25th, he did everything else wrong — and it cost a three-year-old girl her life. On […]

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    “What’s taking so long?” Couple files complaint after call to 911 flagged as ‘non-emergency’

    MILWAUKEE— They called for emergency help, but say they got a glorified cab ride.  Now a local couple is asking the FOX6 Investigators to find out why it took so long for help to arrive. Emergency responders call it ‘siren anxiety.’ You think it’s taking too long for help to arrive because you are in a stressful situation. Our investigation finds there could be something else that’s slowing down your ambulance response. It might just be something  you said — […]

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    “It’s just totally wrong:” Nursing home workers share invasive pics and videos of seniors on social media

    FRIENDSHIP — It’s a good bet your grandma’s not on Snapchat. At least, not on purpose. Across the country — and in Wisconsin — young nurse aides are sharing photos and videos of elderly residents on social media, without their knowledge.  It’s invasive, embarrassing, and – in some cases – it’s a crime. John L. Miklavicic was born in 1927, the same year the first transatlantic telephone call was placed from New York to London. 87 years later, it’s a […]

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    “Dad taught me well:” Son of Ponzi scheme operator dodging investors and FOX6 Investigators

    WATERTOWN — The mastermind behind a $10 million Ponzi scheme is dead. More than a year later, his son is trying to dodge a swarm of angry investors. He’s also dodging questions from the FOX6 Investigators. Among the victims of the Ponzi scheme are dairy farmers, factory workers, plumbers and elementary school teachers.  They trusted their life’s savings to a man who turned out to be a liar. But what role, if any, did his son play in the scheme? […]

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    Transgender issues are driving a wedge in LGBT community, says activist ousted from Pride Parade

    MILWAUKEE— Like it or not, America is undergoing a profound transition.  From Caitlyn Jenner to public restrooms, gender identity has taken center stage. But not everyone is happy about that. The FOX6 Investigators found some of the harshest criticism coming from a place you might never expect. When it comes to fighting for gay and lesbian rights, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more battle-tested soldier than Milwaukee’s own Miriam Ben-Shalom. “If I have to march in lock step to some […]