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File #: 201380    Version: 0
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 2/9/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/9/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution waiving conflicts of interest that Cade Law Group LLC has in relation to representing the City of Milwaukee regarding former Police Chief Alfonso Morales’ ongoing claims against the City of Milwaukee
Sponsors: ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: POLICE DEPARTMENT, SUITS
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/9/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Stamper moved to convene into the Committee of the Whole. Roll Call 12-3, Ald. Bauman, Rainey, Borkowski voting No Atty. Scott Brown - CAO Atty. Nick Cade - Cade Law Offices
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available

                                                                  IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

Number

201380

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD HAMILTON

Title

Resolution waiving conflicts of interest that Cade Law Group LLC has in relation to representing the City of Milwaukee regarding former Police Chief Alfonso Morales’ ongoing claims against the City of Milwaukee

 

Analysis

This Resolution facilitates retaining Cade Law Group LLC to represent the City of Milwaukee in regarding Mr. Morales’ claims

 

Body

Whereas, on August 6, 2020, The City of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners demoted Mr. Morales from Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department to the rank of Captain and Mr. Morales subsequently retired; and

 

Whereas, on September 8, 2020 Mr. Morales filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Alfonso Morales v. City of Milwaukee, et al 2020CV005352; and

 

Whereas, on December 18, 2020, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court reversed the City of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners’ decision to demote Mr. Morales; and

 

Whereas, due to the Court’s finding that Mr. Morales’ demotion was improper, the City of Milwaukee anticipates further claims being brought by Mr. Morales against the City; and

 

Whereas, the City of Milwaukee desires to retain The Cade Law Group LLC to represent its interests in the Morales matter; and

 

Whereas, The Cade Law Group LLC is currently retained in three matters representing parties that are adverse to the City of Milwaukee Holloway v. City of Milwaukee, et al, E.D. Wis. 19-CV-1460; JerPaul Spencer v. Ed Flynn, et al, E.D. Wis. 16-CV-0662; and Eula Red v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, E.D. Wis. 20-CV-0002; and

 

Whereas, The Cade Law Group LLC’s involvement in these matters present waivable conflicts of interest that would not hinder its ability to zealously and ethically represent the City of Milwaukee in the Morales matter; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the City of Milwaukee hereby waives any conflicts of interest The Cade Law Group LLC has stemming from its involvement in City of Milwaukee Holloway v. City of Milwaukee, et al E.D. Wis. 19-CV-1460; JerPaul Spencer v. Ed Flynn, et al E.D. Wis. 16-CV-0662; and Eula Red v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, E.D. Wis. 20-CV-0002

 

Requestor

City Attorney

Drafter

SFB:sfb

February 5, 2021

Technical correction -- lp -- 2/8/2021