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Milwaukee's Police Chief wants reforms to stress-related disability system

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee's police chief says some officers are abusing his department's system for dealing with stress-related disabilities. 

Ed Flynn has asked city officials for help in making reforms. 

Flynn said the system was meant to help officers who have psychological or physical trauma from duty-related disabilities -- but the chief says "rogue" officers who are under investigation are claiming they're stressed, and are getting tax free benefits. 

Flynn calls that an insult to officers who are truly impaired. 

The Journal Sentinel says at least nine Milwaukee police supervisors and officers filed for duty-disability pay, during or after disciplinary investigations over the past 7 years. 

Police union chief Mike Crivello did not immediately respond.  

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