MPD Asst. Chief Jeffrey Norman appointed acting chief as Brunson prepares to retire

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Police and Fire Commission has appointed a new acting chief for the city's police department.

MPD Assistant Chief Jeffrey Norman will take over for current Acting Chief Michael Brunson, who is set to retire next Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Norman's tenure as acting chief should be a short one -- the commission is expected to vote on a permanent chief next month.

Norman has been with the department since 1996 and was one of six finalists for permanent chief.

"I am honored to serve in this role," Norman said. "I will serve as best as possible in regards to the duties and responsibilities thereof."

Two candidates for permanent chief remain -- Major Malik Aziz from Dallas and FBI Special Agent Hoyt Mahaley.

At the last commission meeting, those candidates finished in a 3-3 tie.

Another vote is expected on Jan. 7.

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