ACLU of Wisconsin Calls for Stop and Frisk Compliance, Community Input In Search for Milwaukee Police Chief After Morales’ Demotion
MILWAUKEE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin issued a statement today on the demotion of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, attributable to Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin:
“This is a tumultuous time in not only the Milwaukee Police Department, but in police departments throughout the country. In order for police relations with the community to improve—and to make a break with unhelpful police practices that we’ve seen in the past—the public’s input should be heavily considered when selecting a new chief.
“The Fire & Police Commission’s decision sends a clear message to Chief Morales’s successor and the entire department that the harsh, indiscriminate tactics used by Milwaukee Police during protests earlier this year can never happen again. The City also cannot allow Chief Morales’ demotion to interfere with or delay the fulfillment of its obligations under our stop-and-frisk settlement agreement.”
This statement is available online at: