MADISON, Wis. — A representative from the Tucson, Ariz., Police Department
will be in Madison this weekend to watch how officers handle the crowds after Saturday’s Final Four game.
There were no major issues for Madison police when 10,000 fans poured onto
State Street after the Badgers beat the Arizona Wildcats last Saturday to
advance to the Final Four.
Back in Tucson, Wildcat fans clashed with police in
riot gear who dispersed the rowdy crowd with pepper spray and a video showed an officer rushing up to and knocking down a young woman who seemed to be merely walking with friends.
The State Journal reported an officer from the Tucson
police command staff will observe how Madison police handle the crowd after
Wisconsin plays Kentucky on Saturday night for a trip to the national championship