Flynn Departure Creates New Opportunities
"Chief Flynn, your service has been appreciated, but it is time to move on."
(MADISON) – Today, Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn announced that he would be stepping down effective February 16, 2018. Following the news, Senator Lena Taylor (D – Milwaukee) released the following statement:
“In the coming weeks, it is my desire that we build on the areas where Chief Flynn fell short,” said Senator Lena Taylor (D – Milwaukee). “Most notably, the areas identified by the recent U.S. Department of Justice draft report which demonstrated Flynn’s issues implementing community policing, creating a police department that reflects the diversity of the community they serve, providing sufficient training, and revising policies that led to disproportionate surveillance and stops of minority residents.”
“Moving forward, I hope that the community and elected officials of the Common Council will have a say in the selection of our police chief and that the process is fair, transparent, and reflective of the reforms needed. Chief Flynn, your service has been appreciated, but it is time to move on.”
More about the Retirement of Chief Flynn
- Ed Flynn Looks Back — And Ahead - Dave Fidlin - Feb 9th, 2018
- Police Chief Flynn Resigns - Bruce Murphy and Graham Kilmer - Jan 8th, 2018
- Flynn Departure Creates New Opportunities - State Sen. Lena Taylor - Jan 8th, 2018
- Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement - Milwaukee Common Council - Jan 8th, 2018
- Fire & Police Commission Response to Chief Flynn Retirement Announcement - City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission - Jan 8th, 2018
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