Milwaukee Common Council
Press Release

We Can Do Better

Joint statement from Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman José G. Pérez, and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa July 20, 2020

By - Jul 20th, 2020 07:47 pm

We are supportive of the strong directives for change issued tonight by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. We expect Chief Morales‘ response to be positive, prompt, and transparent.

We need a leader who will unite, not divide, our city.  We need someone who will work with us closely to reallocate funds in order to improve the health and safety of all in our city. We need a person invested in building peace and making Milwaukee welcoming for all. We need a Chief who will listen to our community and consider the requests of peaceful protestors.

We stand with Voces de la Frontera, Black Lives Matter and all of the concerned constituents of our city who are demanding their voices be heard.

This is the way our city can thrive post pandemic, challenge systemic racism, change the culture within our police department, and protect our city.

This is the Milwaukee our community expects. This is the Milwaukee our community deserves. This is the Milwaukee we will continue to fight to achieve.

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