Bob Donovan accuses MPD of covering up Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson's brother's arrest
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Mayoral candidate Bob Donovan said Monday he believes the Milwaukee Police Department may have covered up the arrest of Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson's brother.
Allen Addison Jr. was arrested last Thursday for a shooting back in January. He's been charged with one count of first degree reckless injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Donovan previously had no comment on the matter.
"This was a high profile shooting. You can't tell me detectives that were assigned to locate this individual...didn't reach out to his family or his brother," Donovan said. "I find that incredibly hard to believe and I think the alderman believes maybe we were all born yesterday in Milwaukee, but I certainly wasn't."
But Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson has continued to say he had no idea his brother was wanted until his arrest.
"I don't even know if the police department knew. I mean, we have different last names. My last name is Johnson, his is Addison," Johnson said.
He said Donovan's comments are disheartening.
"You know, Bob and I served for a term on the Common Council. I think he knows me well enough to know that what he was saying was not true, and so I feel that it was disrespectful and disingenuous of him to say," Johnson said.
Johnson said he does not believe his brother's arrest will get in the way of the election.
"I think that the people of Milwaukee understand that somebody's individual actions don't reflect on another person," he said.
Johnson said his brother will be held accountable for his actions just like everyone else.