Update: 5:30 p.m.
Suspended Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Mattioli has decided to resign with the department Tuesday, according to WTMJ partner TMJ4 News.
His resignation comes on the same day he pleaded not guilty to homicide in the death of Joel Acevedo.
#BREAKING: Michael Mattioli’s attorney confirms to me that he has resigned from @MilwaukeePolice. He was on suspension following the death of Joel Acevedo. Mattioli is charged w/ Acevedo’s death after investigators say he placed him in a chokehold that went too far @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/zu14yp5IM1— Lauren Linder (@lauren_linder) September 8, 2020
“Given the resignation of Officer Mattioli today, I am pleased Milwaukee taxpayers will no longer be responsible for paying his salary,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement. “I’m hopeful for a quick resolution of this entire matter and confident justice will be served for everyone involved in this case.”
MILWAUKEE- Via Zoom call this morning, suspended Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Mattioli pleaded not guilty to charges of homicide in the death of Joel Acevedo.
Mattioli is facing homicide charges for the choking death of Acevedo at Mattioli’s home in April.
The criminal complaint against Mattioli says he, and Acevedo, got into a physical altercation following a party at the off-duty officer’s home in the early hours of Sunday, April 19th.
Acevdeo’s death has been the focal point of several protest rally’s throughout Milwaukee and south-east Wisconsin since May.
Mattioli is currently suspended from the force but acting Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Brunson says it’s too early to determine whether he’ll be fired or not. MPD recently took over the internal investigation of Mattioli from the Fire and Police Commission. Brunson says that investigation will be complete within the month.
A scheduling conference was set for Oct. 30.