U.S. Attorney Steven M. Biskupic has filed federal charges against two Milwaukee police officers who have agreed to plead guilty and testify against others in the Frank Jude Jr. beating case. Joseph Schabel was the first on-duty officer to respond to the 911 which reported the beating in Bayview, outside the home of an off-duty officer.
Schabel admits to kicking Jude in the head but lying about it. He is pleading guilty to depriving Jude of his civil rights by assaulting him and obstructing justice by lying to investigators. He has been suspended from the police department (and will be fired soon) and faces up to 20 years in prison.