The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission chose Captain Alfonso Morales as the interim police chief Thursday night.
BREAKING: Captain Alfonzo Morales named new Interim Milwaukee Police Chief. @tmj4
— Rebecca Klopf (@RebeccaKlopf) February 16, 2018
Morales will replace outgoing MPD Chief Ed Flynn who retires Friday .
Morales was one of two choices the commission was weighing ahead of Thursday’s meeting. Inspector Michael Brunson was also up for the job.
Congratulations to Captain Alfonso Morales on being named the new Interim Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department! pic.twitter.com/IigIasWuar
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) February 16, 2018
Assistant Milwaukee Police Chief James Harpole was also on the shortlist, but
he decided to step away
. He will retire on Friday as well.