Waukesha Fire Chief asked to resign over relationship with co-worker

Jaclyn Brandt

Waukesha Fire Chief asked to resign over relationship with co-worker

CREATED Jul. 31, 2013

WAUKESHA - Just months after Waukesha announced a new fire department chief, he has been asked to step down.

According to the complaint, Jesse Alba violated the city's anti-harassment policy. It alleges that Alba became friends with two of his co-workers, and shared personal information with them, even confiding about his marriage.

Alba asked his wife for a divorce in August 2012, and said he "had a crush" on one of the women.

He told the woman that he loved her, and if she did not quit her job he would ask her to leave once he became chief.

"After reviewing a fact finding report and the recommendation of the City Administrator that sustains a policy violation, the Mayor shall schedule a pre-disciplinary meeting with the accused and the investigator to allow the accused to respond to the fact finding report," the complaint explains."

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