Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn address process of hiring replacement

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn addressed the process of hiring his replacement.

He says he doesn't agree with how the Fire and Police Commission is going about it.

"Nothing is more important than you have a process that's thoughtful, that's nonpolitical, and appoints someone to that job that has the bonafides and is not beholded to any particular interest group that would affect the quality of their decisions," Chief Ed Flynn said. 

The Fire and Police Commission says the process is not political and instead provides community opinion.

The chief chose not to be a part of the process after being asked for his input.

They also say they are disappointed in his criticism.

Flynn announced last month that he's retiring from MPD. His last day will be February 16. On Wednesday, Assistant Chief James Harpole announced he was dropping out of the race for interim chief. He plans to retire next Friday as well. 

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