The lawyer for former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales met with city officials Monday to discuss how to move forward, this after a judge reversed Morales’ demotion in a ruling on Friday.
When asked if Morales wants to return as chief, attorney Franklyn Gimbel told WTMJ’s Wis. Morning News:
“That decision resides with (Morales),” Gimbel said. “Everything that the Fire & Police Commission has done (since the demotion) seems to suggest they have no interest in restoring him to the position of chief. It looks like Morales is yesterday’s news. If that’s the case, they better respect the fact they violated a contract that gave him the job until January 2024.
“As Judge Christopher Foley appropriately recognized, the operation of the FPC is so outrageously dysfunctional, I would have reservations about taking a job (if the FPC) is the the entity that reviews your performance.”
Gimbel questioned the intelligence of the current FPC members.
“I think perhaps using zip codes rather than IQ’s to appoint people to the commission, contributes to the faltering steps the commission has taken.”