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Griselda Aldrete

Griselda Aldrete.

Former Executive Director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

Formerly President and CEO at Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.

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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: City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion
City Hall

City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion

Attorney has previously said commission denied Morales his due process rights.

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: Tony Snell Appointed Head of Equal Rights Commission
City Hall

Tony Snell Appointed Head of Equal Rights Commission

VISIT Milwaukee volunteer coordinator now leads city commission.

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.

City Hall: Committee Backs Leon Todd to Lead FPC
City Hall

Committee Backs Leon Todd to Lead FPC

Attorney gets council committee approval to run troubled Fire & Police Commission.

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: Barrett Picks Leon Todd to Lead Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Barrett Picks Leon Todd to Lead Fire & Police Commission

Public defender would be fourth executive director in three years.

Mayor Names Leon Todd as Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission
City Hall: Troubles at Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Troubles at Fire & Police Commission

12 staff vacancies, no director, three board vacancies. Committee grills Barrett aides for answers.

City Hall: Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations
City Hall

Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations

City struggles to find stability in police oversight body.

City Hall: Virtual Listening Sessions Scheduled for Police Chief Finalists
City Hall

Virtual Listening Sessions Scheduled for Police Chief Finalists

Have a question for Milwaukee's next police chief? Now is your time to ask.

FPC asked to halt process to hire new Police Chief
City Hall: Resignations Rock Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Resignations Rock Fire & Police Commission

In process of hiring police chief, the commission is now without an executive director and tie-breaking commissioner.

An update is needed on the Fire and Police Commission
Press Release

An update is needed on the Fire and Police Commission

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 30, 2020

City Hall: Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes
City Hall

Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes

Footnotes call for a racial equity audit, benches in vacant lots, lead-safe property database and much more.

City Hall: President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares
City Hall

President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares

Addressing Press Club, urges more federal aid and clear message: "Wear the damn mask!"

City Hall: FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief

All outsiders, although one finalist has Milwaukee ties.

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.

Milwaukee Fire Chief Retires

Milwaukee Fire Chief Retires

Rohlfing criticized for how he handled black doll hung by its neck in station break room.

Milwaukee Police Department Decides to Move Forward with the Internal Investigation of the Off-Duty Incident Involving Officer Michael Mattioli
Murphy’s Law: 9 Takeaways on Change of Police Chiefs
Murphy’s Law

9 Takeaways on Change of Police Chiefs

What's the impact of Morales firing, Brunson hiring, and where is the city headed on police?

A Sad Day in Milwaukee
Press Release

A Sad Day in Milwaukee

 

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
Press Release

Broken Systems, Broken Promises

 

City Hall: Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?
City Hall

Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?

Chief's attorney doesn't rule it out. Morales addresses media during press club event.

Aldrete Discusses FPC’s Turbulent Year

Aldrete Discusses FPC’s Turbulent Year

The outgoing executive director blames City Hall, critics for current environment.

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Read all 11 directives, ranging from a COVID-19 mask policy to attending every commission meeting.

City Hall: Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner
City Hall

Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner

Assessment Commissioner finds little support from Judiciary & Legislation Committee.

City Hall: FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance
City Hall

FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance

Move comes as part of six month review of Morales' performance.

City Hall: Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments
City Hall

Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments

Plenty of praise and criticism for department heads, including Jeff Polenske and Jeanette Kowalik.

Murphy’s Law: Who Has Power Over Chief Morales?
Murphy’s Law

Who Has Power Over Chief Morales?

Given the shambles at the Fire & Police Commission the answer may be nobody.

Police accountability and justice take a step forward with FPC charges against Officer Mattioli
Press Release

Police accountability and justice take a step forward with FPC charges against Officer Mattioli

Milwaukee Alderwomen urge state action on additional police reform

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent
Press Release

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Caviler Johnson

Thank you for your service Executive Director Aldrete
Press Release

Thank you for your service Executive Director Aldrete

Joint statement from Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Mark Borkowski

Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission Must Listen to Demands for Change, No Matter Who is in Charge
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: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

Fire Department Investigating Brown Figure Hanging in “Looped Ribbon”

Fire Department Investigating Brown Figure Hanging in “Looped Ribbon”

Charges expected to be read this week. Investigation underway since February.

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.

Public comment wanted for Mayor’s cabinet-level appointees
Press Release

Public comment wanted for Mayor’s cabinet-level appointees

City Block Grant Director, Executive Director of Fire and Police Commission first appointees to be discussed

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

City Hall: Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance
City Hall

Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance

Settlement monitor praises commitment by FPC and MPD to getting into compliance.

Murphy’s Law: Mystery Deepens on Leaked Police Video
Murphy’s Law

Mystery Deepens on Leaked Police Video

More than the video was leaked. Police Department avoids comment. City Attorney helping FPC investigation.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible
City Hall

Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible

Public phone numbers and email addresses being issued.

Back in the News: Barrett, Hamilton Demand Probe of Leaked Police Video
Back in the News

Barrett, Hamilton Demand Probe of Leaked Police Video

Chief Morales says he didn’t leak it; mayor, council leader want investigation, find out who did.

Murphy’s Law: Did Chief Morales Target His FPC Boss?
Murphy’s Law

Did Chief Morales Target His FPC Boss?

Common Council concerned. “Borderline frightening” use of police power, Bauman charges.

City Hall: Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC
City Hall

Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC

Shouting, an open letter, highly-sensitive leak. The mess at Fire & Police Commission continues.

Op Ed: City Attorney Guts Authority of FPC Board
Op Ed

City Attorney Guts Authority of FPC Board

The FPC board clearly has the power to oversee executive director and staff.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Mess at Fire & Police Commission
Murphy’s Law

The Mess at Fire & Police Commission

Key city agency seems to be in very big trouble. Why?

FPC Leader Submitted Inaccurate Resume

FPC Leader Submitted Inaccurate Resume

Aldrete falsely stated she taught a criminal justice course for three years at MATC.

What Is Going On With the Fire and Police Commission?
Press Release

What Is Going On With the Fire and Police Commission?

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 16, 2019

ACLU Pushes City On Stop-and-Frisk

ACLU Pushes City On Stop-and-Frisk

“Little progress,” group charges, on $3.4 million court settlement and mandated reform of police practices.

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: Stunned Council Grills FPC Director
City Hall

Stunned Council Grills FPC Director

"It all doesn't add up" two aldermen say, while Hamilton says questions were answered.

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding Fire and Police Commission Director Griselda Aldrete:
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding Fire and Police Commission Director Griselda Aldrete:

"Under the leadership of Fire and Police Commission Director Griselda Aldrete, the department is undergoing changes to increase accountability and transparency."

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.

City Hall: Taylor Blames FPC Problems on Mayor
City Hall

Taylor Blames FPC Problems on Mayor

Mayoral opponent accuses Barrett of mismanagement, corruption, cronyism.

Alderman Donovan: Fire and Police Commission dysfunction demands a thorough investigation
Press Release

Alderman Donovan: Fire and Police Commission dysfunction demands a thorough investigation

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 4, 2019

City Hall: Council to Review Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council to Review Fire & Police Commission

Sudden review comes after FPC cancels meeting and troubles at commission reported.

City Hall: Trouble at Fire & Police Commission?
City Hall

Trouble at Fire & Police Commission?

Second public resignation and much staff turnover under new executive director.

City Hall: Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem
City Hall

Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem

Council discusses how to trim annual cost of $17 million. Unfunded service for Summerfest an issue.

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court  Announces List of Early Endorsements
Press Release

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Announces List of Early Endorsements

“I am so honored to have earned the support of these great leaders.”

City Hall: Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission
City Hall

Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission

Attorney, third FPC leader in three years, brings diverse background to challenging job.

FPC Nominee Faces Cloud of Uncertainty

FPC Nominee Faces Cloud of Uncertainty

Council vote unclear on Griselda Aldrete, mayor's pick to lead Fire & Police Commission.

Mayor Barrett Nominates Griselda Aldrete to be Director of the Fire and Police Commission
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Nominates Griselda Aldrete to be Director of the Fire and Police Commission

Most recently, Aldrete has served as President and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.

High Paying Jobs Elude Hispanics

High Paying Jobs Elude Hispanics

WPF study of metro area finds Hispanics under-represented in area’s high paying jobs.

TEDx MarquetteU hosts inaugural speaker event March 30
Press Release

TEDx MarquetteU hosts inaugural speaker event March 30

The selected speakers represent movers and thinkers who are rooted in Milwaukee, in purpose and in community.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council

Governor-elect Evers will make numerous new appointments in the near future.

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Announces 2018 Leadership Award Winners
Press Release

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Announces 2018 Leadership Award Winners

These winners will be formally recognized at HPGM’s annual meeting held August 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

HPGM Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Diane Guerrero as 2018 Gala Keynote Speaker
Press Release

HPGM Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Diane Guerrero as 2018 Gala Keynote Speaker

Speaker sponsor BMO Harris Bank to host the award-winning actress, activist and author at annual fundraiser

St. Ann Center’s Sr. Edna Lonergan to Receive Donald Driver Award
Press Release

St. Ann Center’s Sr. Edna Lonergan to Receive Donald Driver Award

Donald Driver will present the award at the March 25 black-tie event at Milwaukee's historic Pfister Hotel.

HPGM Announces Two Major Initiatives
Press Release

HPGM Announces Two Major Initiatives

By offering your time and wisdom to students and young professionals, you are helping lay the groundwork for not only their future success, but also the success of communities overall.

Milwaukee Ballet extends Pink’s contract, names new executive director
Milwaukee Ballet extends Artistic Director Michael Pink’s contract to 2020
Press Release

Milwaukee Ballet extends Artistic Director Michael Pink’s contract to 2020

Announces new Executive Director, Julia Glawe

Latino Leadership Lags

Latino Leadership Lags

Latinos under-represented in local and state government. Change could take 10 years, some project.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Griselda Aldrete
NEWaukeean of the Week

Griselda Aldrete

"Many people I have met say the same thing: 'Milwaukee has a way to always bring you back.'”