Two Wauwatosa officers placed on administrative leave in January following a police-involved shooting returned to work about two weeks ago, Police Chief Barry Weber reported Tuesday.
Jerry R. Hubbard, 34, of Wauwatosa is accused of killing his girlfriend, fleeing from police and attacking an officer with a knife Jan. 11. Hubbard's girlfriend, 32-year-old Lauren Johnson, was found dead under a balcony at Normandy Village Apartments, 2850 N. 124th St.
The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office determined Johnson was suffocated and died before she fell off the balcony.
Responding officers were involved in a foot pursuit with Hubbard and a physical struggle ensued after officers caught up with the man. Hubbard was armed with a Faberware serrated kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade.
Hubbard stabbed a lieutenant with the knife before two other officers on scene fired their service weapons at the man, each firing one round. Both hit the man. Hubbard was transported to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
The injured officer was released from the hospital shortly after the incident.
Hubbard was charged with first-degree reckless homicide in Johnson's death.
The other officers involved in the incident included a 36-year-old officer and a 31-year-old officer, both with five years of law enforcement experience. The involved officers were placed on administrative leave, which aligns with department protocol after a police-involved shooting.
Weber noted the officers returned to 'administrative duties' and the police department is still waiting for a final review of the incident from the Milwaukee County district attorney's office.