Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The Franklin Police Department issued this crime alert today.
It's greatly appreciated.
But, I'm quite curious as to why it wasn't released yesterday or Tuesday.
UPDATE: I received the following from Franklin Police Chief Oliva shortly after I posted my blog. I appreciate his timely response and clarification. I was not being critical. I was curious as to the time lapse. I am satisfied with the chief's response. However, in the future, I hope Chief Oliva will send Franklin bloggers his press releases so as to reach the most people possible.
Regarding your blog posting: While the incident occurred on Monday, it was not reported to the police until Tuesday evening. I first learned about it Wednesday morning. We immediately took a number of measures to determine the nature of the incident and to alert the neighborhood where the incident occurred, including sending officers door to door and sending officers to Ben Franklin School. We also sent out a press release about the incident which is the primary and most effective way to alert the public about a safety concern. The crime alert was sent to the person who updates our website on Wednesday but she was not able to post it until Thursday morning. I would have been happy to answer the question you posed in your blog prior to your posting it and making an inference that there was some undue delay.