Flynn meeting with Fire and Police Commission to discuss his performance
MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn is facing the city's Fire and Police Commission early Thursday evening to discuss topics that have lead to calls for Flynn to resign.
A death in police custody, possible illegal strip searches by officers, and the shooting of a 13-year-old African American boy by his white neighbor are just a few of the issues that have community leaders questioning whether Flynn should remain in his position.
Flynn's meeting Thursday comes one day after he faced a coalition of clergy and civil rights leaders -- calling for him to resign.
"This is not a battle against Chief Flynn it just appears he doesn't have control over his officers," says Rodney Cole who attended that meeting Wednesday night.
"It's just not about the Derek Williams case, it's about the conduct of the department as a whole," says Tracy Dent of the Peace for Change Alliance.
Typically the Fire and Police Commission discusses Flynn's performance quarterly. His most recent review was conducted just a month ago.