Milwaukee Community Organizations Must be Part of the Process to Select a New Police Chief

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — On Monday, January 8th, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced he would retire on February 16th. Voces de la Frontera issued the following statement on Flynn’s retirement: 

“We urge Mayor Barrett to allow for a democratic and transparent process that will allow community organizations to participate in the process of selecting a new Chief,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “To make our communities safer, we must address the underlying causes of crime, which are poverty and segregation. We deserve a Chief who will support investment in our neighborhoods, in jobs programs, our public schools, and mental health services. We need a chief who will demilitarize the police force and who is committed to providing more training in non-lethal conflict de-escalation. We need a chief who will make sure that Milwaukee police have no role in separating immigrant families, and who is committed to ending systemic racism and ending mass incarceration.”  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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