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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.

Profile: MaryNell Regan on the Hot Seat
Profile

MaryNell Regan on the Hot Seat

New head of embattled Fire & Police Commission wants to allow more community input into its decisions.

Council names MaryNell Regan to lead Fire and Police Commission
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Council names MaryNell Regan to lead Fire and Police Commission

Public Safety Committee to take up FPC executive director appointment
Press Release

Public Safety Committee to take up FPC executive director appointment

Public Safety Committee chair Alderman Terry L. Witkowski said the two hearings will allow the public to select the time that best fits their schedule.

Mayor Barrett again not the highest-paid employee in city of Milwaukee
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Mayor Barrett again not the highest-paid employee in city of Milwaukee

Public Safety in Milwaukee approaching free-fall
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Public Safety in Milwaukee approaching free-fall

Continued deadly violence and other challenges affecting quality of life

Cutting corners in police hiring may come back to bite us
Press Release

Cutting corners in police hiring may come back to bite us

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 23, 2014

FPC nominees to appear at community forum tomorrow
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FPC nominees to appear at community forum tomorrow

Reappointed Fire and Police Commission member Kathryn A. Hein and new Commission appointee Steven M. DeVougas will take part in a public forum tomorrow (Tuesday, October 22) evening at La Luz del Mundo Family Services, 1570 W. Greenfield Ave.

New Procedure for Strip and Body-Cavity Searches Needs Public Input, Community Groups Say
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New Procedure for Strip and Body-Cavity Searches Needs Public Input, Community Groups Say

Letter to Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Urges Open Meetings

Murphy’s Law: Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power
Murphy’s Law

Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power

Council appears to back radical change, Barrett seems lukewarm.

Maybe Reform Isn’t Needed

Maybe Reform Isn’t Needed

A 2006 report resulted in a restructured Fire & Police Commission. Just what changes are left to make?

The Incredible Flip-Flop

The Incredible Flip-Flop

Did the Fire & Police Commission bend to mob mentality or act as a responsible policy maker?

Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches
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Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches

Other Council members and I have recently been directing our efforts toward learning more about the tragic death in police custody of Derek Williams, and seeking justice for him.

Murphy’s Law: Why Romney Can’t Win Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Why Romney Can’t Win Wisconsin

Romney's misunderstanding of the Republican base could kill him.

Murphy’s Law: City Defies Journal Sentinel
Murphy’s Law

City Defies Journal Sentinel

Fire & Police Commission will hire consultant the newspaper repeatedly claims is biased.

Alderwoman Coggs seeks word on status of strip search/cavity search investigations
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Alderwoman Coggs seeks word on status of strip search/cavity search investigations

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs sent letters today to Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and Fire and Police Commission Executive Director Mike Tobin (both attached) requesting status updates on the investigations into alleged illegal strip searches and body cavity searches by MPD personnel.