The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is requesting that the Milwaukee Police Department turn over its investigation into an off-duty officer charged in connection to the death of a 25-year-old man.
Michael Mattioli was charged with the death of Joel Acevedo in April. Investigators say Mattioli was off-duty when he got in a fight with Acevedo last month. Acevedo later died as a result.
“At the request of the Board of Commissioners, I have sent correspondence to the Milwaukee Police Department, specifically to Police Chief Morales, informing them to cease all current investigations regarding Officer Mattioli, and that my Office will be taking control of the investigation moving forward. A deadline was given to the Chief to turn over all materials by 5 p.m. today and the Board expects compliance with this directive” says Director Griselda Aldrete.
Mattioli was initially arrested on charges of reckless injury and strangulation. At that time he bonded out. It’s unclear when he’ll be in court.
If he’s convicted of reckless homicide, Mattioli could face up to 60 years in prison.
The executive director said that the department would need to send all of the documents in the investigation of Mattioli to the commission by 5 p.m. Tuesday.