Police chief wants to end Mifflin Street Block Party

MADISON -- Madison's police chief wants to put an end to the annual Mifflin Street Block Party in Madison. He says that the 2011 Mifflin Street Block Party got out of hand and they're lucky no one was killed.

During the 2011 Mifflin Street Block Party two individuals were stabbed, three police officers were injured, more than 20 people were taken to detox, and 126 arrests were made for various crimes.

Officials say the block party is not only dangerous, it is expensive, claiming the block party costs taxpayers $130,000 dollars each year for police to patrol the event.

A public hearing on the status of the block party will be held Thursday, March 29.