Wednesday, February 3, 2021

How a dozen city workers missed a 4-year-old child in a towed minivan

From JSOnline:
Bruce VielmettiAshley Luthern
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


The call seemed routine: A disabled vehicle on the side of a road and a drunken driving arrest.

But somehow everyone who walked around, peeked inside or rifled through the minivan missed a 4-year-old girl, who apparently was out of view in the back of the van, possibly under clothes.

A city worker heard the girl crying for her mother the next morning, Nov. 13, 2018, after she had spent the night in the tow lot, where temperature dropped to 18 degrees.

Then-Police Chief Alfonso Morales suspended two officers in the incident, including one with a history of misconduct allegations who was involved in the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown. No other city employees in any department faced discipline.

The girl's mother was convicted of several misdemeanor charges and her family filed a notice of claim against the city, the first step toward a lawsuit that was filed Tuesday.

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