Milwaukee Police Chief Morales returns July 12


Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will be “back to work” on Monday, July 12, his lawyer told FOX6 News on Wednesday.

In May, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge ordered the city to reinstate Morales as chief of police, but suspended the order for 45 days to allow time for negotiations between the parties. The parties involved subsequently agreed to extend this deadline until July 12.

The legal battle between Morales and the city has been going on since August 2020, when he was demoted from his job as the city’s best cop by the Fire and Police Commission. He then resigned from the department.

In the months that followed, it was determined that Morales had been denied due process by the PFC. He filed a lawsuit arguing that the demotion had taken place without a fair hearing, to which City Attorney Tearman Spencer agreed in documents filed with the court.

Milwaukee Inspector General Ronda Kohlheim in February released a summary of his investigation into conflicting reports from the FPC and the city attorney’s office surrounding the commission’s decision to demote Morales. Kohlheim found the FPC “failed” to follow its own rules and did not grant due process to the former Milwaukee top cop.

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