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Fire & Police Commission being investigated by City

Posted at 7:06 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 21:40:22-05

MILWAUKEE — After weeks of criticism, the President of the Milwaukee Common Council says the Fire & Police Commission is being investigated by the City.

"There are obviously some things we want to see changed with the FPC," Ashanti Hamilton said.

Weeks ago, Executive Director Griselda Aldrete faced scrutiny because of high turnover in the office. This week, the Chair of the Commission, Steven DeVougas, was accused of an ethical violation. Hamilton says this investigation won't focus on DeVougas, but rather internal workings of the Commission.

"What we're trying to do is an audit to get a better understanding of what's going on up there and the culture of the department," Hamilton said. "We're hoping to get facts forward to make adjustments necessary so the department can serve the people of the City of Milwaukee."

Hamilton isn't the only one concerned.

"It's something I've had conversations with the City Attorney about," Mayor Tom Barrett said.

The scope of the audit will be released Friday however, the full investigation is expected to finished by the end of January.