The city of Milwaukee and former police chief Alfonso Morales will continue settlement talks, Morales’ attorney Frank Gimbel confirmed to WTMJ on Thursday.
A judge had ruled the city must allow Morales to return as chief if a settlement on his lawsuit wasn’t agreed upon by Saturday, July 3rd. On Thursday, that date was delayed until July 12th, in order to allow more negotiations to take place, Gimbel said.
Earlier on Thursday, Gimbel said he expected Morales to return to police headquarters on Saturday.
“I did speak to representatives of the city of Milwaukee in an attempt to, as the judge put it, look and see if there was a financial alternative to our client returning to position of chief of police,” Gimbel told WTMJ’s Wis. Morning News on Thursday. “Those talks did not end in a financial settlement.”
“So as was outlined in the decision of Judge Foley, the 45 days, the window of opportunity for talks to bring about a financial settlement as an alternative to his returning to work, ended in no agreement. So on Saturday morning, my client will return to position as Chief of Police for the City of Milwaukee.”
Gimbel said he was not optimistic an agreement could be done. The date extension will give both sides more time to come to a settlement.
For the full interview with Gimbel on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.