The Milwaukee Police Department—enduring a variety of challenges including public unrest and personnel under-staffing—now must look into a change in leadership at the highest level.
According to Wisconsin NPR, Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted and Assistant Chief Michael Brunson has served as acting chief in the interim, but has said publicly that he doesn't want the job permanently.
After meeting in closed session Thursday, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission announced plans to interview one internal candidate, Assistant Chief Jeffrey Norman, and five others:
Hoyt Mahaley, a supervisory special agent with the FBI.
Jason Lando, a commander with the Pittsburgh Police Department.
Malik Aziz, a major with the Dallas Police Department.
Chris Davis, a deputy chief with the Portland Police Department in Oregon.
John Pate, a former police chief in the Chicago suburbs who's now the city manager of a Miami suburb.