The Milwaukee Common Council's Public Safety Committee (PSC) reviewed the appointments of two new commissioners. The commission currently has no members with prior police experience.
The Fire and Police Commission is the city's guardian of public safety. The commissioners set the standards for recruiting, training, and conduct. They're also the ones who investigate complaints.
Thursday, the PSC considered two candidates for the commission. Angela McKenzie, who works for the state, and businessman Nelson Soler.
Aldermen did not question their sincerity or integrity - they did, however, worry about their lack of public safety experience.
The mayor will have a chance to appoint someone with police experience soon, as the director sees another two openings in the near future.