- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015
Fired Milwaukee officer acquitted of abuse charge

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A jury has acquitted a fired Milwaukee police detective who was accused of unlawfully beating a handcuffed suspect during a 2013 interrogation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1A5eTCOhttps://bit.ly/1A5eTCO ) that Rodolfo Gomez Jr. was found not guilty on Friday of felony charges of misconduct in public office and abuse of a prisoner.

The 48-year-old Gomez was charged after video showed him punching and kicking a man during an August 2013 interview at police headquarters. Gomez was fired from the department.

The trial featured testimony from several police officers, as well as experts who offered different opinions on whether Gomez’s use of force was justified.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.comhttps://www.jsonline.com

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Packers announce ticket price increases for 2015 season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers will be increasing ticket prices for the 2015 season - with prices going up anywhere from $3 to $5 depending on seat locations.

Season ticket holders are learning of the price increases in mailings sent out this week.

Packers president and chief executive Mark Murphy says in a brochure for season ticket holders that the increase places the Packers 18th in average ticket price, just below the NFL average.

The ticket increases depend on seat location.

For example, end zone seats are going up $3 to $80 per ticket, while seats between the 20-yard lines are going up $5, to $105 per ticket.

Lambeau Field suite tickets in 2015 also will increase $5 to $105.

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2 killed in Mosinee duplex fire

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) - Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that killed two people in Mosinee.

Mosinee Police Chief Ken Muelling said Friday three people were able to escape the lower unit of a duplex. Authorities say the two victims, an adult female and an adult male, were found in the upper unit. Authorities haven’t released their identities.

Firefighters were called to the house about 5 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials say the frigid temperatures made their work challenging.

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Menominee begin walk to Madison over Kenosha casino

KESHENA, Wis. (AP) - About a dozen members of the Menominee Indian Tribe are marching to Madison to try to change Gov. Scott Walker’s mind about their plan to build a casino in Kenosha.

The walkers left Keshena (keh-SHEE’-nah) Friday morning where the temperature struggled to make it into the double digits. WLUK-TV (https://bit.ly/1B6XJIbhttps://bit.ly/1B6XJIb ) reports a couple hundred people attended a rally at the tribal offices and sent the marchers and support vehicles on their way. First stop is Manawa. The group also plans stops in Waupaca, Wild Rose, Montello and Pardeeville before reaching Madison next week where they hope to meet with the governor.

Walker has refused to give the tribe final approval for the $800 million Hard Rock casino project and hasn’t indicated that he’s open to reconsideration.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.comhttps://www.fox11online.com

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