Police create foreclosure 'SWAT' team for Milwaukee homes

Police tape at a crime scene
Police tape at a crime scene

We are used to hearing stories of police fighting the war on drugs, terrorism and crime in general. But how about the police fighting -- alongside homeowners -- the war on foreclosures?

In what has got to be one of the more unique uses of an urban police force in recent memory, on-duty members of the Milwaukee PD this week are joining with various community organizations to form a sort of SWAT team doing battle against the blight foreclosures can and do cause.