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.

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Posted: 3:48 p.m. on July 26, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales is up for another job. The mayor of Fitchburg, a community just outside of Madison, confirms that Morales is under consideration for the chief's job there. 

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. 

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