Judge rules for former MPD chief in suit against FPC

December 24, 2020

Alfonso Morales

A Milwaukee County judge has ruled in favor of former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales in his wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Fire and Police Commission.

According to online court records, the court reversed the decision of the board to demote Morales this past summer.

Earlier this month, the city attorney admitted Morales did not receive due process when the Fire and Police commission demoted him.

Morales sued the city for $625,000 in lost pay and legal fees.

He is claiming breach of contract and denial of due process.

“We are continuing to work with the city attorney in this matter,” a spokesperson for Mayor Tom Barrett said in response to the ruling.

Morales’ attorney has not yet commented on the ruling.