Milwaukee police chief sworn in for second term

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The police chief of Wisconsin’s largest city has been sworn in for a second term.

Flynn took over in 2008 from retiring Chief Nan Hegerty. He had previously been police commissioner in Springfield, Mass.

In his swearing in speech Friday, he touted the reduction in crime over the last four years. He said the average number of people murdered in Milwaukee was 127 for the last 20 years but over the last four years the average was 81.

He also mentioned the reduction of property and violent crime victims by nearly 18,000 in four years.

He acknowledged an increase in response times, but said motor vehicle stops increased by 243 percent and pedestrian stops increased by 324 percent.