The community is deeply disturbed by your decision to rule the shooting of Jerry Smith Jr., by Milwaukee Police Officers Adam Stahl and Melvin Finkley, justified. Officers Stahl and Finkley should be held accountable for their actions.
During a time when strong community voices are needed especially someone representing those most affected by police policies, it very disappointing to learn that Ms. Cabrera is not being reappointed or allowed to finish her term that ends at the end of July 2018.
We urge the Common Council to schedule public hearings with Mrs. Butler that are accessible and will allow the public enough time to plan, prepare and be present.
With Monday’s announcement regarding Police Chief Edward Flynn’s retirement, we immediately set our eyes on the future of Milwaukee and the new opportunities this change will present for our city.