MPD Twitter statement a misguided dig at local leaders
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 11, 2020
Today the Milwaukee Police Department via their Twitter account (@MilwaukeePolice) shared the following message: “MPD is committed to serving our community with the resources we are afforded. However, the Mayor and Common Council reduced our budget by 60 police officers this year. The homicide rate has more than doubled & non-fatal shootings have increased by over 35% since 2019. #DidYouKnow”
I am calling on MPD to immediately remove this post. Putting the information contained in this tweet aside, issuing political jabs at local Milwaukee leaders in a forum such as this is a misuse of resources.
We must work to heal and improve our community together and not resort to petty social media barbs.
Recent Press Releases by Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Statement on the nomination of Claire Woodall-Vogg as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election CommissionJul 2nd, 2020 by Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 2, 2020