Monday, July 20, 2020

Fire and Police Commission headed for showdown with police chief, as its chairman faces new ethics probe

From JSOnline:

Alison DirrSophie Carson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission has given little sign what might await the city's police chief at Monday's meeting.
But no matter what action the board takes, the meeting has become a referendum on the future of Chief Alfonso Morales.
Activists and advocacy groups including Voces de la Frontera have called for the chief's ouster, while the Milwaukee Police Association, the union representing rank-and-file officers, has mounted a full-throated defense of Morales and ramped up calls for the commission's chairman, Steven DeVougas to resign, taking out ads on billboards and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
An independent investigator's report released earlier this month found DeVougas likely violated the city's ethics code and lied about representing a prominent real estate developer accused of sexual assault. DeVougas has denied wrongdoing and has resisted calls for his resignation.

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