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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 Department Tweets Lied To Public
City Hall

Police Department Tweets Lied To Public

Comptroller audit finds 2020 tweets misled public. Acting Chief Norman calls them "unacceptable."

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: FPC Restarting Police Chief Search
City Hall

FPC Restarting Police Chief Search

Jeffrey Norman remains a favorite among some city officials.

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: Judge Orders Alfonso Morales Gets His Job Back in 45 Days
City Hall

Judge Orders Alfonso Morales Gets His Job Back in 45 Days

Former police chief gets even more leverage on potential settlement.

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?

Acting Police Chief Offers Frank Views

Acting Police Chief Offers Frank Views

"I’m a Black man first,” Norman tells panel. "I will not tolerate any explicit biases."

 
City Hall: Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…
City Hall

Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…

Police department agrees to certain conditions for grant intended to reform operations.

Statement on the retirement of MPD Acting Chief Brunson
Press Release

Statement on the retirement of MPD Acting Chief Brunson

From Common Council President Cavalier Johnson December 23, 2020

Ald. Coggs introduces file to seek information on lawsuit filed by former MPD chief
Press Release

Ald. Coggs introduces file to seek information on lawsuit filed by former MPD chief

File also seeks information on the status of the search/hiring process for new chief

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.

Morales Prepared to File Federal Lawsuit

Morales Prepared to File Federal Lawsuit

Ousted Milwaukee police chief seeks damages, potential return to his position.

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.

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.

Op Ed: Before Picking New Chief, Fix Policing
Op Ed

Before Picking New Chief, Fix Policing

Milwaukee’s system of policing has been broken for years. We need to rethink it.

City Hall: Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant
City Hall

Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant

Nine council members blast Barrett, claiming he's not committed to police reform.

City Hall: Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant

Means 30 fewer officers, leaving Milwaukee down by 150 officers in 2021.

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.

Milwaukee Police Department Releases the Fall Edition of the Guardian Newsletter
Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the Fire and Police Commission’s Decision on the Milwaukee Police Chief:
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.

Nonprofit Seeks 60,000 Men to Help End Human Trafficking
Press Release

Nonprofit Seeks 60,000 Men to Help End Human Trafficking

Five-week HEMAD Campaign launches Nov. 23 to raise awareness and seek an end to societal scourge.

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

MPD admits the 6th and McKinley weapon was just a plastic water bottle.

City Hall: Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines
City Hall

Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines

Chief says it's an infrequently used safety tactic, Rainey say it's "barbaric."

City Hall: MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job
City Hall

MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job

Terrence Gordon will be Thornton, CO police chief as MPD turnover continues.

Search for Police Chief Goes National

Search for Police Chief Goes National

5 of 6 candidates from outside Milwaukee. FPC to decide by December. Barrett will weigh in.

Funeral Home Shooting Part of Epidemic of Gun Violence

Funeral Home Shooting Part of Epidemic of Gun Violence

Milwaukee Health Department notes a 100% increase in homicides this year.

7 People Shot Outside Funeral Home

7 People Shot Outside Funeral Home

All are in stable condition. Police are searching for unknown suspect.

WISN 12 Partners With Nō Studios to Present Community and Policing Panel
Press Release

WISN 12 Partners With Nō Studios to Present Community and Policing Panel

Television event is part of station's project community initiative

Killing of Emilio Garza Triggers Protests

Killing of Emilio Garza Triggers Protests

Beloved street vendor on South Side killed. Protesters march to 2nd District Police Station, demand justice.

Two officers separated from the Milwaukee Police Department due to officer misconduct
Milwaukee Police Department Decides to Move Forward with the Internal Investigation of the Off-Duty Incident Involving Officer Michael Mattioli
Criminal charges issued against the suspect involved in the homicide of Community Service Officer Naeem Sarosh
MPD grieves the death of Community Service Officer Naeem Sarosh
MPD Community Service Officer Fatally Shot

MPD Community Service Officer Fatally Shot

"Neighbor dispute" led to killing of civilian officer with police department. Suspect is 65-year-old male.

City Hall: Morales Starts Process To Sue City
City Hall

Morales Starts Process To Sue City

Chief filed to retire on August 12th

Online, Interactive Dashboards Analyze Data on Homicides and Nonfatal Shootings in City of Milwaukee
DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

Event will cost $20 to $25 million to secure, feds will reimburse city.

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?

It’s time for the MPD and FPC to move forward
Press Release

It’s time for the MPD and FPC to move forward

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 7, 2020

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.

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

Video released as part of complying with 11 directives issued to Chief Alfonso Morales.

Task Force Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Task Force Plan Targets Reckless Driving

City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force contains strategies to combat problem.

MPD Wants Beef Jerky, Pepper Spray

MPD Wants Beef Jerky, Pepper Spray

DNC security purchase list includes 50,000 bottles of Gatorade, 4,000-pound concrete barriers and tear gas-delivering battering ram.

City Hall: Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases
City Hall

Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases

Would require approval for all purchases.

Op Ed: Better Than Breier Isn’t Good Enough
Op Ed

Better Than Breier Isn’t Good Enough

Milwaukee Police aren’t using bullets and billy clubs on protesters. But that’a low bar by which to measure improvement.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Tear Gas Is Dangerous, Experts Say
Murphy’s Law

Tear Gas Is Dangerous, Experts Say

And may increase risk of getting COVID-19. Mayor, others have urged police to stop its use.

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

Back in the News: Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?
Back in the News

Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?

Council members ask for citizens' views in preparation for performance review of police chief.

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.

38% of Police Stops Not Fully Documented

38% of Police Stops Not Fully Documented

Morales promises improvement as MPD releases semi-annual report on stop and frisk, other encounters.

City Hall: Milwaukee Losing As Summerfest Safety Costs Grow Quickly
City Hall

Milwaukee Losing As Summerfest Safety Costs Grow Quickly

Long-term lease agreement means the city has eaten $4 million in costs since 2011.

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Legislation would give Milwaukee Police another tool to combat speeding, reckless driving.

Transportation: Milwaukeeans Getting Worse at Driving
Transportation

Milwaukeeans Getting Worse at Driving

Crashes up 51% since 2009. Is cell phone use by drivers helping drive numbers?

Murphy’s Law: Police Video Gets National Attention
Murphy’s Law

Police Video Gets National Attention

Police confrontation with Bucks player gets national headlines, raises troubling questions.

Alderman Witkowski congratulates new interim police chief
Press Release

Alderman Witkowski congratulates new interim police chief

Statement of Alderman Terry L. Witkowski - February 16, 2018

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment
Press Release

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment

We stand ready to work with him to move forward as a united community for the good of all residents.

Finalists for Police Chief Meet the Public

Finalists for Police Chief Meet the Public

Many questions asked, but not the right ones, some attendees complain.

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

The also call for rebuilding trust between community and police.

FPC to Hold an MPD Acting/Interim Chief Candidate Forum
Press Release

FPC to Hold an MPD Acting/Interim Chief Candidate Forum

The event will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Mexican Fiesta Headquarters located at 2997 S. 20th Street.

FPC Announces Candidates for Acting/Interim Police Chief
Press Release

FPC Announces Candidates for Acting/Interim Police Chief

Three candidates from within department

Murphy’s Law: Flynn Blasts Police Chief Search
Murphy’s Law

Flynn Blasts Police Chief Search

Two-fold process could hurt department, he says. Other cities don’t do this, experts say.

Murphy’s Law: Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?
Murphy’s Law

Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?

Common Council says yes. Chief Flynn says no. Who’s right?