Alderman Donovan criticized the Milwaukee Police Department and its leadership for not inviting him to a press conference on his own Aldermanic 8th District.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 10, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Alderman Bob Donovan from the 8th Aldermanic District criticized the Milwaukee Police Department’s leadership including Police Chief Edward Flynn for his exclusion from a press conference in his own district. 2nd District Milwaukee Police Station Captain Alfonso Morales, Alderman José G. Pérez from the 12th Aldermanic District along with local Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy held a press conference in the 8th Aldermanic District to announce a $25,000 dollar reward offered by Hupy for information leading to arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects involved in the August 9 mass shooting that injured Alfredo Bautista, 10. More than 40 gunshots were fired around 2:15 a.m. and Bautista was wounded once inside his home at the 2000 block of W. Lapham St. Police reported that Bautista’s home might not have been the target in August.
Ald. Donovan became disappointed that he was not included in the conference to announce a $25K reward being offered and posted on his Facebook account for Milwaukee Mayor, “I am the Milwaukee alderman who is on the front line of the war against crime. I held a press conference in this street just a day after the August shooting. Yet, the Milwaukee Police Department’s leadership didn’t feel it was necessary to invite me to today’s press conference. That says a lot about the department’s leadership.”
The 2nd District Milwaukee Police Station in the Southside located at the 300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. is having an Open House fromm noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, was Ald. Donovan invited too? Donovan didn’t say he was invited to the Open House.