The Milwaukee Fire and Police Board chose the interim Milwaukee Police Chief Thursday night, but before the commission announced its decision, members of the public accused the board of playing politics.
"This has been a humbling experience. I want to give the City of Milwaukee community credit as well as the Fire and Police Commission for the process," said Morales.
It is a process Mayor Tom Barrett said was fair.
"I think you are going to see a new level of enthusiasm and excitement in the police department," said Barrett.
The Chair of the Commission Steven DeVougas agrees and had one more response for the outgoing chief as he selected Morales.
"The community didn't want status quo," said DeVougas. "I think Chief Flynn was invited to be a part of the process and he declined having an exit interview with me, he declined his review so his time to be involved in the process had passed. He's old news, we turned a new page."