Police Chief Ed Flynn's contract renewed

City's top cop gets choked up after vote of confidence

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by Mike Strehlow

Milwaukee--"Where'd that come from?"

That was the response from Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn after he choked back tears while thanking the Fire and Police Commission for renewing his 4-year contract.

"I am deeply grateful for this vote of confidence. I can't tell you how much it means to me" said the 63-year-old law enforcement leader.

Flynn becomes the first Milwaukee police chief to be reappointed since term limits for the position were established 27 years ago.

Under his leadership, the city's crime rate has dropped.

But Flynn has taken some flack recently over police response times.

One person at Thursday's meeting pointed out a neighborhood survey that found 40 percent of residents who had called police were forced to wait more than than an hour.

Flynn's second term will expire in January of 2016.

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