Embattled Milwaukee FPC commissioner Steven DeVougas resigns
Posted: Feb 15, 2021 5:02 PM CDT
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Steven DeVougas has resigned from the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.
DeVougas was with the commission for eight years.
His resignation follows an investigation by the city's Ethics Board into a police interview with a man accused of sexual assault.
DeVougas was present during the interview back in 2019. Some say it was a conflict of interest.
In his resignation letter, DeVougas said he will continue to "shine a light on all important issues without constraint."
In a statement Monday night, Mayor Tom Barrett said:
“Commissioner DeVougas’ resignation was appropriate. Everybody understands that the Fire and Police Commission has had some legitimate problems. Now is the time for the Commission to turn the page to the next chapter in thoughtful oversight and change that is taking place in the department.” As we move forward, we are going to continue to look for people who want to serve the community. This is a critical time for police community relations, the police department and the fire department.”
Read DeVougas' entire resignation letter below: