IUPA Accuses Lawyer Of Trying To ‘Extort’ Injured Cops Over Legal Fees

The fight over how much injured Milwaukee cops should pay in legal fees has gone national.

The two leaders of the International Union of Police Associations have written Milwaukee attorney Christopher MacGillis to condemn his effort to collect nearly $700,000 in legal fees from 96 retired Milwaukee officers on duty disability — even though they’re not his clients.

“Your suit would have them extorted,” wrote Sam Cabral, president of the union, and Michael Crivello, its secretary-treasurer. Crivello used to head the Milwaukee Police Association.

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