Apparently Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who has absolutely no law enforcement experience whatsoever, seems to think he’s suddenly an expert on how to fight crime in Milwaukee.
“The city of Milwaukee has made errors over time, reducing the number of sworn officers that are actually hired and on the streets,” Vos told Wisconsin Eye.
“There’s been a dramatic decline in the number of officers who are patrolling, to the point where we actually have some squad cars where they’re saying, ‘go out by yourself,’” Vos said. “And then they find that somebody’s committing a crime and they have to wait for backup from another single-man squad car.”
“I think those are bad decisions that have been made by the city,”
For the record, Robin Vos has no experience serving as an elected representative for a large urban area, and from what I can tell he has never actually spent any significant amount of time residing in a large urban area, so I’m wondering how exactly he thinks he’s qualified to speak as an “expert” on any issue having to do with the City of Milwaukee.
In a statement released to the media, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn called into question Robin Vos’ qualifications to question policing strategies in the City of Milwaukee.
“While every spike in crime brings out the usual armchair chiefs issuing the usual armchair press releases, it is obvious that Representative Vos has been intentionally misinformed. I welcome the opportunity to have an adult conversation with him about Milwaukee’s crime fighting needs that moves beyond the sound bites.”