JS: Police union seeks court order to allow officers to move out of city

CREATED Jul 11, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 11, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Police Association has filed a suit to allow officers to move outside city limits.

The suit was filed late Wednesday night, according to the Journal Sentinel.

"The action, which was expected, was filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The suit by the union that represents rank-and-file police officers includes as plaintiffs Michael Crivello, a detective and current president of the Milwaukee Police Association; and three other officers, James A. Black, Glenn J. Podlesnik, and Steven J. Van Erden," said Don Walker with the Journal Sentinel.

One of the defendants has already moved out of the city, and the police department launched an internal investigation.

The Milwaukee Common Council says the city's charter can require all city employees to live within the city's limits, despite a new state law that mostly eliminates residency rules.

According to Walker, the firefighter's association plans to file a similar lawsuit.