MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Sept. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.
Morales joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1993. He was named interim police chief in February, succeeding retiring chief Ed Flynn. In April, the Fire and Police Commission removed the interim title and made Morales chief into 2020. Morales faces many of the same challenges Flynn faced: tamping down on reckless driving in the city, fighting a persistent violent-crime problem and improving police-community relations. Morales and the department endured the tragic loss of two Milwaukee police officers who were killed in the line of duty. He also had to face fallout from the controversial arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown. Morales will offer his vision for the Milwaukee Police Department in his visit to Eckstein Hall.
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 open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.