Officer Michael Mattioli pleads not guilty in death of Joel Acevedo, resigns from MPD

Updated: 7:06 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Michael Mattioli has resigned from the Milwaukee Police Department, according to department officials.

Mattioli pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning, in the homicide of Joel Acevedo. 

He had been on paid leave from the department while awaiting a disciplinary trial.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement Tuesday evening:

“Given the resignation of Officer Mattioli today, I am pleased Milwaukee taxpayers will no longer be responsible for paying his salary. I’m hopeful for a quick resolution of this entire matter and confident justice will be served for everyone involved in this case.”


Posted: 9:03 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee Police Department officer accused in a fight that ended in a man's death pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

Michael Mattioli is facing one charge of first degree reckless homicide.

He was off-duty on April 19, when investigators say he put Joel Acevedo in a chokehold at his home while at a party. 

Acevedo died from his injuries.

Milwaukee police say Mattioli violated the police code of conduct. He faces a disciplinary trial, but remains on paid leave from the Milwaukee Police Department. 

Mattioli's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 30. 

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