'I'd like to stay:' Milwaukee's top cop answers questions about his future at the department
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police Chief Alfonso Morales answered questions on Monday, September 30 about his future with the Milwaukee Police Department.
Chief Morales sat on a panel with other law enforcement leaders in the community and was asked if he will be the police chief in 2020, and he simply said "I don't know we will see."
"There's been a conversation between the mayor and I. I'd like to stay the mayor says am I interested in staying? But ultimately it's the FPC decision and we'll see what they decide to do they will be making something public at the end of the week so we'll allow them to make that notification,” Morales said.
Chief Morales' contract is up in January, and he hasn't been offered a new one yet. The clock is ticking as preparations are already underway for the Democratic National Convention, which will require a lot of safety planning.
“Ultimately it’s the Fire and Police Commission decision and we’ll see what they decide to do they will be making something public at the end of the week so we’ll allow them to make that notification," said Morales.
Morales said there will be a process as we learn more in the coming days. The next FPC meeting will be on Thursday, October 3.
Meantime, CBS 58 Reporter BIll Walsh participated as a panelist in the WTMJ Radio event. Watch the video below to hear some of Bill's questions and answers on journalism.