Alders ask Town of Madison Police Chief to rescind Furseths offer

Alders ask Town of Madison Police Chief to rescind Furseth\s offer
Madison City Council members want town to rescind hiring of former DeForest Police Chief Daniel
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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.

Members of the Madison Common Council sent a letter to the town police chief, board chair and Police and Fire Commission chair, expressing their concern particularly because the town will soon be absorbed by the city. Alders asked town leaders to take a second look at Furseth’s hiring and rescind the offer.

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.


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