Madison, Wis., police captain discusses crowd control
In February, protesters crowded around the state capital building in Madison, Wis., to protest Gov. Scott Walker's legislation to limit collective bargaining for public employees. The city also has seen a few protests recently connected to the Occupy Wall Street movement, and its Police Department deals with large crowds regularly at events like University of Wisconsin football games. Capt. Tom Snyder, who oversees the department's Special Events Team, spoke with American City & County about the way Madison handles protests and large crowds, and its preference to avoid confrontation.