Alfonso Morales chosen as finalist in running for Fitchburg police chief
Updated: 8:09 p.m. on August 9, 2021
FITCHBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Former Milwaukee police chief Alfonso Morales has been chosen as a finalist for police chief of Fitchburg, a community just outside of Madison.
Morales joins Vic Siebeneck as the two finalists selected to advance in the hiring process.
The next steps include background checks and follow-up interviews with the board of Fitchburg's Police and Fire Commission.
After a lengthy legal battle, the city of Milwaukee finalized a settlement with Morales at the end of July.
The Common Council voted 14 in favor, 1 absent to approve paying Morales $627,000 and another $1,500 toward mediation costs. In return, Morales will drop state and federal lawsuits. The deal comes after he was demoted without due process.
Posted: 3:48 p.m. on July 26, 2021
There's still some unfinished business in Milwaukee, though.
The Milwaukee Common Council must still give final approval to a $627,000 settlement. If there's no settlement, Milwaukee is under court order to return to his former position.