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Milwaukee council bashes ousted police chief's attorney

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 09:52:58-05

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Common Council members are blasting ousted Police Chief Alfonso Morales' attorney for making what they consider racist remarks on a radio show.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Franklyn Gimbel told WTMJ-AM on Monday that former Milwaukee Police Chief Harold Breier was “an old-fashioned law and order guy if ever there was one."

He also said the city's police commission is faltering because commissioners are appointed according to zip codes instead of their intelligence.

Breier was criticized in 1984 for making racist remarks.

The council said Gimbel was a Breier supporter and his zip code comment implies commissioners are appointed according to race.

Gimbel maintains he has always been on the side of racial justice.

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