Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winston, Asst. Chief of Police Authority Suspended As Result of Internal Department Probe In Milwaukee

Darryl Winston

Police department tight lip about the suspended authority of Assistant Chief of Police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 22, 2011

Milwaukee - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Police Department confirmed that Darryl Winston, 51, Assistant Chief of Police in charge of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) had his authority suspended as a result of an internal investigation concerning an incident on December 20. Winston has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
A police officer stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked in an alley at the 3100 block of W. Silver Spring Ave. He found that Winston and a man who Winston said was his nephew inside the vehicle. During a field investigation, the officer later discovered that Winston was an assistant chief of police and the young man with him might not be his nephew.
A police supervisor was dispatched to the scene and the department has been quiet about the incident. The department is not releasing any information to what led for Police Chief Edward Flynn to suspend Winston's police authority.
John M. Hagen, Assistant Chief of Police from the Administration Bureau has taken over Winston's PSB temperarily until the outcome of the investigation.
Winston is a 28 year veteran in the department. He hasn't been able to comment on the incident or if he has retained an attorney.

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