Alvin Cole's family suing Wauwatosa Police Department

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58)-- Alvin Cole’s family attorney Kimberly Motley tried to serve the Wauwatosa Police Department papers on Thursday, Oct. 8, but it was barricaded off for safety purposes.

“We are suing the Wauwatosa Police Department or asking the court to demand the Wauwatosa Police Department to give us our documents that we filed in open records request for since June 23, including emails we paid $1,300 for," Motley said. 

Motley says next on the list is working to get Officer Joseph Mensah fired.

“We’ve asked to have these hearings no later than Oct  23, there’s no reason to hold off on this, she said.

On Wednesday, private investigator Steve Biskupic issued a report to the Police and Fire Commission recommending the removal of Officer Mensah. Wauwatosa’s mayor says the commission has a lot of work ahead of them

“They already have a scheduling order in place which cause for legal briefs to be filed at the end of this month. There will be testimonies taken and hearings made and the commission will deliberate and make a decision," Dennis McBride said. “There’s been incredible pressure on the Police and Fire Commission, they are citizens volunteers. I urge everyone to give them the time and space they need to do what is an incredibly difficult function.

Dale Borrman with the Milwaukee Police Association said:

"Steven Biskupic belief that Officer Mensah should be fired based on an opinion that he may be involved in an on-duty shooting is crazy and ridiculous. A person has never been fired on a belief or possibility that he or she will be involved in an on-duty shooting without ever being involved in one. Never. Biskupic is stretching on that belief. "

CBS 58 talked to the president of the Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association and he says he has no comment at this time.

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