The Milwaukee Police Association plans a no-confidence vote
on the city's police chief next week following the firing of
an officer who fatally shot a man in a downtown park.
president Mike Crivello says morale among officers has been
"broken" by the firing of Officer Christopher
Manney. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney earlier this
month, saying Manney instigated the fight that led to the
Thursday's vote is nonbinding, Crivello told a news outlet
he hopes it would send a message to city leaders.
statement, Flynn says a chief who worries more about his
popularity with his officers "than doing the right
thing" has become ineffective.
31-year-old Dontre Hamilton on April 30, sparking protests
in Milwaukee. Manney has appealed Flynn's decision.