MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's former top cop started his new job Friday, Oct. 15. Alfonso Morales was sworn in as the chief of police in Fitchburg.
Morales recently won a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee for being unfairly demoted. He was awarded more than $600,000.
The Fitchburg Police and Fire Commission approved the motion to hire Morales on Sept. 27. The Dane County community's department is much smaller than MPD – with only about 50 people.
In late July, FOX6 News learned Morales was among four finalists for Fitchburg chief – and that Morales lost out for the position of Sun Prairie assistant police chief.