Suggests police union hold ‘No Confidence’ vote
Now that he is a free man, former Madison Police Chief Mike Koval took off the gloves on Vicki McKenna’s WIBA-1310 AM radio show Wednesday 07-22-2020.
Of elected Madison city leaders, Koval said: “They hate the police and our quality of life. This is complete pandering to the lowest common denominator, the loudest protesters. …”
Vicki McKenna: “It’s time for the police as a group, I don’t know, [to perform] a work action or something. Seems the police as a group have to speak for themselves because there is no one in a position of power … willing to go to the mat for police.”
Mike Koval: They’re going to have to galvanize their membership. … At a minimum, I hope it would give courage to [police] officers, family and friends who live in the city to register some modicum of disgust and to sign that petition on the recall and at some point … I would like to see a No Confidence vote on almost 500 members of the commissioned strength of the Madison Police Department to show whether they feel whether they are supported or not by the common council. I think last night was a pretty clear indication of the political narrative on SROs and where the mayor and the council stand. …
Teachers are going to keep their heads down … and working strictly to terms of their contract. I could not be more disappointed with MTI’s — in quotes — “leadership.”
(Madison Common Council voted 07-21-2020 to end school police resource officers by a 19-1 vote). The Vicki McKenna interview with former police chief Mike Koval here: