He won’t go: Fire and Police Commission chair refuses to step down despite ethics findings, loss of confidence from mayor, chief

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Alfonso Morales both have lost confidence in Steven DeVougas’ ability to lead the Fire and Police Commission in light of an independent report that found he lied about his legal representation of real estate developer Kalan Haywood Sr., they said in recent interviews.

The report also found Milwaukee police rushed to question Haywood about a rape allegation against him over the objections of the prosecutor and the victim, and while the lead investigator was on vacation.

Haywood has denied the sexual assault allegation and has not been arrested or charged. The case remains open and under review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

Sacrificial Lambs

“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

That was Donald Trump’s initial response to the coronavirus all the way back in January. Since then, it has been one failure after another, with him all the while assuring us it’s going to be just fine, it will disappear, we have it under control, and countless times stating that it will miraculously go away.

Tosa Alderwoman Calls for Firing Cop Involved in 3 Fatal Shootings in Only 5 Years

Mensah first arrived at the Wauwatosa Police Department in 2015, and was involved in the shooting of 28-year-old Antonio Gonzalez within months of starting his job. Gonzalez was wielding a sword when officers arrived at his home, which police said he wouldn’t drop. Less than a year later, Mensah shot 25-year-old Jay Anderson as he sat in his car alone in a park close to 3 a.m. Nearly four years later, the officer would shoot 17-year-old Alvin Cole under circumstances which are still under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and District Attorney John Chrisholm.

‘What if this is to be my last summer on Earth?’ Confined by lockdown, Beverly Blietz decides to move out.

Confined to her apartment since mid-March, senior living facility resident Beverly Blietz grew increasingly depressed. A former recreational pilot, Uber driver, art gallery docent and community volunteer, 85-year-old Blietz loved to drive around Door County visiting with friends and family, but found herself involuntarily locked down when the pandemic hit. Her 680-square-foot apartment, instead of offering independent living, began to feel more like a cage….