Milwaukee Common Council
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Council members respond to Chief Flynn’s exit tour of local media

Jointly signed response to Chief Flynn's comments from Aldermen Kovac, Perez and Stamper

By - Feb 12th, 2018 05:29 pm
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn

In a jointly signed response (attached) to recent comments made by retiring Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II provide important perspective on the outgoing chief’s views of Milwaukee, city government and police community relations.

In part the response states: “We wish that Chief Flynn could have gracefully retired, providing ample notice to allow for a smooth transition from his tenure and reflecting positively on the Milwaukee community. But instead we have a departing Chief who seems ready to air every grievance on his way out of town, pointing out every perceived flaw with our community and dropping as many lit matches as possible for us to remember him by. We wonder what else will be said before he retires on the 16th? Those of us who remain behind, still serving our community and working towards making Milwaukee a better place will not sit back and let his criticisms go unanswered.”

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