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Former MPD chief Morales on Mayor Barrett: 'I don't think he ever really cared for me'

Posted at 8:31 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 21:31:19-04

MILWAUKEE — Former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales is speaking for the first time since his attorneys called for him to be reinstated to his old job.

On Wisconsin's Afternoon News on 620 WTMJ radio Monday, Morales was asked if he thought Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett could have done more to help Morales keep his job as police chief.

Morales answered: "I don't think he ever really cared for me. I was never his guy, and I was never going to be his guy. For me, it was about the Milwaukee Police Department and the City of Milwaukee."

Morales was demoted to captain by Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission last summer.

Last week, TMJ4 News was first to report that Morales' attorneys said they feel he did not receive due process and called for his reinstatement.

TMJ4 News contacted Mayor Barrett's Office, but they said they have no comment.

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