With unanimous approval Monday night, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission issued 11 new directives for police chief Alfonso Morales.
The commission says it wants to see the full reports and audits of high-profile police incidents, such as with Bucks guard Sterling Brown in 2018 and the arrest of community activist Vaun Mayes in late June.
Chief Morales must also comply will all records requests made by the commission, whether or not it’s an open or closed investigation.
The FPC has given Morales until Aug. 6 to provide written updates on the department’s compliance for all directives.
“I think [the fire and police commission is] attempting to hope that he fails,” Morales’ attorney Frank Gimble told WTMJ’s Scott Warras. “They will have then an opportunity to discharge him as the chief of police for cause.”
Morales could face termination, suspension or demotion for failing to comply with the new directives.
Gimble says the chief is an easy target for those looking to place blame on community-police relations.
“In our city council and the executive branch of government, everybody’s got their own seemingly agenda, and maybe it is that if Alfonso Morales today was an African-American, he wouldn’t be having the arm wrestling contest with the fire and police commission,” he said.
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