MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Feb. 8, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.
After 10 years on the job, Flynn is retiring this month. His tenure was turbulent at times. His new policing strategies initially drove down crime in the city significantly. Homicides fell to levels not seen since the mid-1980s. But violent crime surged in 2015 and 2016 before declining again last year. Flynn’s department also came under criticism for several deadly police shootings. Flynn acknowledges that the city has faced serious challenges, but says he is proud of his record and what was accomplished during his time as Chief. A frequent visitor to the Law School, Chief Flynn will join us for one last candid conversation as he prepares to step away.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is at capacity for members of the general public; registration for a waiting list is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.