MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — Madison Common Council Alders are asking the Town of Madison Police Chief to rescind the hire of former DeForest Police Chief Daniel Furseth.
11 Alders signed a letter released Thursday. According to that letter, Alders say that the hiring of Furseth undermines shared values of developing trust and good governance with our municipalities.
“Mr. Furseth deserves a second chance but not in law enforcement particularly in the Town of Madison which will soon be attached to the City of Madison. It is our belief that insensitivity to people of color disqualifies him to hold the position of law enforcement officer,” said the Alders.
The letter quotes the Town of Madison Police Chief Scott Gregory saying a he made a statement that he condemns racism. The letter also quotes Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, adding that we must learn lessons from the past.