'It's not over yet:' Independent investigation outlines violations of Milwaukee FPC chairman
That’s the outcome of an investigation into the handling of a sexual assault claim against a Milwaukee real-estate developer.
The independent investigator found that violations did occur, but there are still other questions to be answered.
This all stems from that assault claim against Kalan Haywood, Sr. and the actions of FPC Chair Steven DeVougas and the Milwaukee police taped interview that was later leaked.
DeVougas was present during this interview.
He was Haywood’s corporate attorney, and said he was not acting as Haywood’s criminal representation.
Investigator and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Milwaukee, Mel Johnson, said DeVougas did not violate FPC conflict of interest rules because they don’t yet exist, but that DeVougas did violate city code of ethics.
"Basically he used his position as Chairman of the Fire and Police Commission to try to benefit his client," Johnson said.
MPD interviewed Haywood at the Sojourner Family Peace Center, and he has not been charged with any crime.
But as for who leaked the video, there’s still no clear answer.
Johnson says there was no good theory on who would’ve benefited.
He also said the video was accessed by many people, and was also available on desks inside the Sensitive Crimes Unit.
Efforts to track the leak from media also failed.
Johnson said there was urgency, also by Chief Morales, to get the interview done as Haywood was set to join the MPD Foundation Board.
CBS 58 reached out to DeVougas for comment.
The FPC said it's amending its rules.