MILWAUKEE — The Fire and Police Commission voted on Thursday to demote Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales to the rank of captain.
The commission announced during its Thursday meeting that it was demoting Morales, citing several reasons.
The demoting comes after Chief Morales submitted the first of his 11 directives ordered by the Fire and Police Commission. On Tuesday, Morales publicly explained why tear gas and pepper spray were used on protesters during the recent Black Lives Matters demonstrations in Milwaukee.
Morales was reappointed as chief by the commission in 2019.
Assistant Chief Michael Brunson will now serve as acting Chief. He was promoted to Assistant Chief back in April of 2018.
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