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Everett Cocroft

Everett Cocroft, a member of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

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City Hall: Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board
City Hall

Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board

East Side resident works for national civil rights group, previously worked at Safe & Sound.

City Hall: Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission

Appointed by acting mayor, but some council members want time to meet with her.

City Hall: Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board
City Hall

Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board

Spencer would be the seventh member on Fire & Police Commission.

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.

FPC Suspends Residency Preference For Police, Fire Promotions

FPC Suspends Residency Preference For Police, Fire Promotions

Move comes after public safety unions filed lawsuit challenging this.

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: 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.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Has One Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Has One Candidate

Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman asked to apply for permanent post by FPC. Mayor, many alders back him.

City Hall: Council Approves Morales Settlement
City Hall

Council Approves Morales Settlement

Former chief will get $500,000 and now a finalist for job in Dane County suburb.

City Hall: Morales Payout Rises Still Higher
City Hall

Morales Payout Rises Still Higher

City must also pay its private legal team. Total cost of lawsuit will exceed $668,000.

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: New Policies Incentivize City Residency for Milwaukee Police, Firefighters
City Hall

New Policies Incentivize City Residency for Milwaukee Police, Firefighters

Fire & Police Commission pushing for public safety departments that reflect the city they protect and serve.

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: 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.

Jeffrey Norman Will Serve as Acting Police Chief

Jeffrey Norman Will Serve as Acting Police Chief

Once a finalist to be permanent chief, Norman will serve on interim basis.

New MPD Policy Bans Most Chokeholds, Adds “I Can’t Breathe” Rule

New MPD Policy Bans Most Chokeholds, Adds “I Can’t Breathe” Rule

Changes reflect national "Eight Can't Wait" reform effort.

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: Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief

Will meet again on December 10th.

City Hall: FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief

Six finalists to be interviewed in private and public will be able to question three finalists.

City Hall: Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”
City Hall

Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”

Chair calls executive director out of order repeatedly, then another commissioner calls chair a dictator.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Accused of unbecoming behavior and lying. Morales' attorney says it's a ploy to distract from problems at commission.

Broken Systems, Broken Promises
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Broken Systems, Broken Promises

 

City Hall: Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair
City Hall

Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair

Steven DeVougas will be investigated for ethical conflicts; his lawyer blasts "political gamesmanship" by police union.

City Hall: Fire & Police Leader Withdraws
City Hall

Fire & Police Leader Withdraws

FPC Executive Director Griselda Aldrete says council values spectacle over merit.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment

Griselda Aldrete gets committee support, but needs to pick up five votes from the full council to keep her job.

FPC Commissioner Blasts Tear Gas Use

FPC Commissioner Blasts Tear Gas Use

Police Chief Alfonso Morales says "the media" makes it seem like they used it more than they did.

Fire & Police Commission Okays Probe

Fire & Police Commission Okays Probe

To investigate leak of police department video. But who will do investigation and how will it be funded?

City Hall: Chief Morales Reappointed for Four Years
City Hall

Chief Morales Reappointed for Four Years

Commission grants police chief a full term, requires public meeting, reports.

The Milwaukee Police Association Calls for Milwaukee Fire & Police Commissioner Steven DeVougas to Resign
City Hall: FPC Fumbles Police Residency Points
City Hall

FPC Fumbles Police Residency Points

Months of confused meetings fail to pass residency points for police promotions.

City Hall: “Officer Ray’s” FPC Appointment Okayed
City Hall

“Officer Ray’s” FPC Appointment Okayed

Committee approves appointment of retired officer to police oversight board.

Op Ed: Fire & Police Commission Is Too Lax

Contribution to Fred Royal of $20

Op Ed: Fire & Police Commission Is Too Lax
Op Ed

Fire & Police Commission Is Too Lax

It has statutory authority to oversee Police Department’s operations, but isn’t doing so.

City Hall: Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee
City Hall

Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee

Fire and Police Commission appointee gives "petulant" presentation, rejected by council.

Gwen Connolly continues to garner endorsements in race for Branch 44

Contribution to Johnny Thomas of $100

Gwen Connolly continues to garner endorsements in race for Branch 44
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Gwen Connolly continues to garner endorsements in race for Branch 44

She has previously announced the endorsement of hundreds of judges, attorneys, elected officials, and community leaders.