Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski: There should be no golden parachute for Chief Flynn

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski

With Chief Flynn’s announcement this afternoon that he will be leaving his post with two years left on his contract, I am adamant that there be no buy-out provision executed that lines the chief’s pockets at the expense of the taxpayers of the City of Milwaukee.

I am working to get a copy of the terms of his contract to see what the specific language states about early departure, but I sure hope there’s not a golden parachute that will benefit the Chief.

Quite frankly I do not believe Chief Flynn should be rewarded for a lackluster tenure that increasingly saw him brushing off or even ignoring Council members, the Fire and Police Commission, and ultimately the citizens of Milwaukee.