Hearing on future of Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah to take place in mid-December
Officer Mensah isn't being charged in any of the shootings, but the Police and Fire Commission will decide if he should stay on the force.
The PFC held a virtual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 11.
At this point in the process, they are scheduling hearings to move this process forward. The first will take place in mid-December.
Earlier Wednesday, groups calling for Mensah to be fired met outside City Hall, calling on the PFC to take action. But the PFC says Mensah's entitled to a hearing, and public input is not part of this process.
"A plea to the FPC -- fire Joseph Mensah, if you don't, who's to say that there's not going to be another body?" said Mariah Smith of the People's Revolution.
"We strong believe that Joseph Mensah -- and we have the evidence to show -- that he should be terminated immediately," added Kim Motley, attorney for the families of two men killed by Mensah.
Motley understands why the PFC is holding the hearing, but wants Mensah gone now.
"This will be remembered when people are going up for election. This will be remembered come April when Mayor McBride can be recalled."
An attorney for the PFC says by law, Mensah is entitled to a hearing. He says the public has been reaching out to PFC members to urge them to fire Mensah. His response? Ignore them.
But that won't stop local groups like this one.
"It's time for a new day. Wauwatosa, this is your opportunity to show the world who you are."
The next hearing date is set for Dec. 16.