Racine reveals dates for community conversations on police reforms

RACINE -- Racine Mayor Cory Mason announced on Tuesday, June 30 the first three community conversations on police reforms.Following the murder of George Floyd, a news release says the mayor announced a series of actions to reform the Racine Police Department in order to better build trust, transparency, and accountability to the people it serves.

2 charged in connection to gang-related shooting that injured 5 in Racine

RACINE -- Two Racine teens have been charged in connection to a shooting that injured five people near a Racine beach on June 2.Dashari Watson, 18, and Thomas Burton Jr., 17, have each been charged on multiple counts.According to a criminal complaint, police found five people -- ranging from 13 to 20 years old -- injured in a shooting at North Beach in Racine on June 2.

Racine police announce arrest in arson that destroyed Thelma Orr COP House amid protests

RACINE -- Racine Police Chief Art Howell on Tuesday, June 2 announced an arrest in the arson of the Thelma Orr Community-Oriented Policing House that happened early Monday, June 1 amid violent protests following the officer-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Racine Mayor Cory Mason joined Chief Howell for the Tuesday afternoon news conference to announce the arrest of "the party responsible for burning down the Thelma Orr COP House." Chief Howell said he expects charges Wednesday for the first person arrested -- and noted more arrests are coming.It happened early Monday, June 1 at the Thelma Orr COP House located at 1146 Villa Street in Racine.