Fitchburg votes for Morales as chief of police

The Fitchburg Police and Fire Commission on Monday, Sept. 27 voted to approve a motion to hire former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales as police chief in Fitchburg.

Morales was among two finalists for the position of Fitchburg police chief, joining Vic Siebeneck.

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In late July, FOX6 News learned Morales was initially among four finalists for Fitchburg chief – and that Morales lost out for the position of Sun Prairie assistant police chief.

Also in late July, Milwaukee's Common Council approved a $627,000 financial settlement for Morales, ending a nearly year-long battle. Demoted from chief to captain in August 2020, Morales sued.

The Dane County community of Fitchburg is a department much smaller than MPD, with only about 50 people.

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As for next steps, officials said Morales has some conditions to work through (drug, physical, psychological, etc.) before his start date is finalized in Fitchburg.

This is a developing story.


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