Sunday, July 12, 2020

Fire and Police Commission chair won't step down despite ethics findings, loss of confidence from mayor, chief

From JSOnline:

Ashley LuthernGina Barton
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Alfonso Morales both have lost confidence in Steven DeVougas' ability to lead the Fire and Police Commission in light of an independent report that found he lied about his legal representation of real estate developer Kalan Haywood Sr., they said in recent interviews. 
The report also found Milwaukee police rushed to question Haywood about a rape allegation against him over the objections of the prosecutor and the victim, and while the lead investigator was on vacation.
Haywood has denied the sexual assault allegation and has not been arrested or charged. The case remains open and under review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. 
Barrett also said he was upset by the police department's actions in the case, and national experts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the choice to interview Haywood when they did may have compromised the investigation.
dy interview and the fact that it was done at Sojourner Family Peace Center, a complex that serves domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, were appropriate.
Through his attorney, Jacob Manian, DeVougas told the Journal Sentinel he did not plan to resign either his position on the commission or his chairmanship.
“A proud Milwaukee native, Mr. DeVougas has served honorably on the Commission and is focused on continuing to serve the interests of the citizens of this great city,” Manian said in an email.  

Why do pigs think that they deserve a free ride?  Fire this oinker now!

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