What's next following announced settlement agreement between Milwaukee, Morales

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- City leaders hope to move ahead from what has been a tumultuous chapter over the demotion and subsequent legal battle with former MPD Chief Alfonso Morales.

With a settlement agreement announced this week, leaders believe that can happen.

"All of us want there to be certainty and stability in the Milwaukee Police Department and the path that we have before us now, allows for that to happen," Common Council

The tentative settlement with Morales is worth $626,000 and was announced Tuesday, July 13. It now must be finalized by the Common Council. On Friday, July 16, the settlement is set to be formally introduced, where it will then be handed off to the Judiciary and Legislation Committee. Once approved by the committee, it will go before the full body on July 27 for a vote.

"I'm very excited for the police department, I'm very excited for its leadership, I'm very excited for the citizens of this city, who can expect that very soon, I believe, we'll be able to be in a position where we have a permanent chief," Johnson told CBS 58.

The process for getting a new permanent chief will largely be in the hands of the Fire and Police Commission. Last week, the Common Council approved three new commissioners.

On Thursday, July 15, the FPC will meet to pick its new chairperson.

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