Republican bill would overhaul Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission
But State Senator Lena Taylor says the changes could undermine the entire purpose of the board; to serve as a citizen committee.
"I really don't want to dilute the power of citizens being engaged in this process," she says. "I believe that there's some insight that could be done, but this is supposed to be a citizen review."
The bill would also require the city to continue paying firefighters and law enforcement members during disciplinary hearings. It's unclear how much that would cost taxpayers in Milwaukee.