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City Hall: Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief
City Hall

Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief

Chief comes from a family that is synonymous with Milwaukee fire fighting.

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Policy is envisioned as part of reckless driving crackdown.

City Hall: Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission

Acting Mayor Johnson makes his first appointment to police and fire oversight body.

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles

Vehicle would need to be unregistered. But committee can't agree on policy.

City Hall: Committee Endorses Dana World-Patterson’s Appointment To FPC
City Hall

Committee Endorses Dana World-Patterson’s Appointment To FPC

Human trafficking victims' advocate draws high praise from council members.

City Hall: Dana World-Patterson Nominated to FPC
City Hall

Dana World-Patterson Nominated to FPC

Human trafficking victims advocate would replace longtime Fire & Police commissioner Ann Wilson.

City Hall: Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police
City Hall

Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police

Norman has served as acting chief since Dec. 2020 while city sorted out botched Morales demotion.

New Public Allies Leader Comes Full Circle

New Public Allies Leader Comes Full Circle

After three separate stints with group, Adriana “Nanis” Rodriguez becomes executive director.

City Hall: Council Okays Huge Change in FPC Board
City Hall

Council Okays Huge Change in FPC Board

Majority of Fire & Police commissioners who voted to demote Chief Morales have now been replaced.

City Hall: Barrett Replacing FPC Chair, Vice Chair
City Hall

Barrett Replacing FPC Chair, Vice Chair

Three new appointments by mayor would reshape the Fire & Police Commission.

City Hall: Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job
City Hall

Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job

Potential move to smaller city a sign of issues in Milwaukee.

City Hall: Lipski Appointed Fire Chief For One Year
City Hall

Lipski Appointed Fire Chief For One Year

Fire & Police Commission could open up internal search process next year.

Milwaukee FPC Bans All Chokeholds

Milwaukee FPC Bans All Chokeholds

Commission scraps policy allowing chokeholds in deadly force situations when "all other options and tactics" are exhausted.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate

Malik Aziz will become police chief in Maryland. Will this benefit Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman?

City Hall: Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission

9-6 vote against her reappointment. But they lack the authority to remove her.

Marquette Law School to host “Policing and Accountability — A Community Conversation,” March 10
Op Ed: A ‘Direct Threat to the Status Quo’
Op Ed

A ‘Direct Threat to the Status Quo’

My journey to Fire and Police Commission has involved many threats and much support.

City Hall: DeVougas Resigns From Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

DeVougas Resigns From Fire & Police Commission

Attorney was subject of police video leak that resulted in ethics investigation.

City Hall: FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests
City Hall

FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests

Fallout and confusion from the Morales fiasco gets worse.

City Hall: Report Finds FPC Ignored City Attorney’s Advice
City Hall

Report Finds FPC Ignored City Attorney’s Advice

City Inspector General blames, adds more troubles for Fire & Police Commission.

City Hall: Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission

But a potential issue awaits with looming rejection of Ann Wilson's reappointment.

City Hall: Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment
City Hall

Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment

But even if council affirms rejection, Wilson could continue to serve.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Completes FPC Background Investigation
Op Ed: Mayor Barrett Is Asleep At The Switch
Op Ed

Mayor Barrett Is Asleep At The Switch

His handling of Fire and Police Commission is just one example of increasingly negligent leadership.

Murphy’s Law: Why So Many Police Chiefs?
Murphy’s Law

Why So Many Police Chiefs?

Milwaukee's police leadership has become a surreal version of musical chairs. What’s going on?

City Hall: Barrett Sticks With Ann Wilson for FPC
City Hall

Barrett Sticks With Ann Wilson for FPC

Reappointing her to Fire & Police Commission though she backed its reckless decision to demote Chief Morales.

City Hall: Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief
City Hall

Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief

Milwaukee has at least two police chiefs at the moment.

City Hall: Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs
City Hall

Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs

Seeking changes to state law to give city's elected officials control.

Joint statement on the nomination of Amanda Avalos to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
Press Release

Joint statement on the nomination of Amanda Avalos to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Public Safety and Health Committee Chair Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

City Hall: Avalos Confirmation On Hold Because of FPC Misstep
City Hall

Avalos Confirmation On Hold Because of FPC Misstep

Committee voted for her without necessary background check.

Commission Ties Again on Picking Milwaukee’s Next Police Chief

Commission Ties Again on Picking Milwaukee’s Next Police Chief

Mahaley or Aziz? Commission still can't decide.

City Hall: Should Mayor Appoint Police and Fire Chiefs?
City Hall

Should Mayor Appoint Police and Fire Chiefs?

Council members think system is broken; many support change in state legislation.

City Hall: Amanda Avalos Named to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Amanda Avalos Named to Fire & Police Commission

Community organizer and policing critic named by Barrett to embattled oversight board.

Public Safety and Health Committee meeting set for Tuesday, December 8th
Press Release

Public Safety and Health Committee meeting set for Tuesday, December 8th

Agenda includes mayor’s nomination of FPC executive director, appointment and reappointment of FPC board members

City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes
City Hall

Community Groups Propose Changes

Twelve groups invited to speak and push less spending on police and more on lead abatement, other programs.

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Some still support the former police chief, others glad to see him go.

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $20

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $50