MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin has comprehensive laws about how police are supposed to respond to domestic violence cases.
But an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found no one has authority to ensure police departments are responding as they should.
State statutes say local police must arrest domestic violence suspects, even if a victim doesn't cooperate.
The Brown Deer Police Department was criticized after officers didn't arrest Radcliffe Haughton, who killed his wife and two other women at a Brookfield spa last month.
Police Chief Steven Rinzel has defended the way his department handled an earlier incident involving Haughton, saying his wife didn't cooperate.
State leaders say they'll examine the issue. Gov. Scott Walker and a bipartisan group of legislators say more needs to be done to protect victims.
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Fire destroyed a house in Kewaunee County Wednesday afternoon.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.