• April 17, 2024

Another Night Of Civil Unrest With One Person Shot And Cop Injured From Rock

 Another Night Of Civil Unrest With One Person Shot And Cop Injured From Rock

The Latest on violence in Milwaukee following the shooting of a man by police (all times local):

11:25 p.m.

Milwaukee police say they used an armored vehicle to retrieve an injured shooting victim at a protest and took the person to a hospital.

Police announced the action on Twitter but gave no other details.

It followed more unrest in the Wisconsin city after a black man was fatally shot Saturday by a police officer, sparking riots on Saturday night.

Protesters were throwing objects and police in riot gear moved in to disperse the crowd.


10:50 p.m.

Milwaukee police are moving in to disperse a crowd after some protesters threw objects and shots were fired.

The crowd was at a location near where rioting took place on Saturday night.

About 150 people had marched through the neighborhood and circled back to a park to block an intersection. More police were arriving on the scene.

Police were on alert for more trouble Sunday evening after Saturday night violence marred the city’s north side following the fatal shooting of a black man by police.___


10:20 p.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he would like to see the police bodycam video of the shooting of a black man in Milwaukee released soon, as long as making it public would not impede an ongoing investigation.

Republican Walker told WISN TV Sunday that transparency could help calm the situation. He says it is important for the public to know that an independent investigation is being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Fellow Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a statement Sunday saying that his department would “work expeditiously to ensure a thorough and transparent gathering of the facts.”


9:30 p.m.

As darkness fell in Milwaukee, protesters were walking around on a main thoroughfare but there was no sign of the violence that plagued the city earlier.

Most protesters had dispersed after a vigil for Sylville Smith, the man whose killing by police on Saturday sparked rioting.

A couple hundred people were milling around in the area where violence broke out. Some teenagers were driving up and down the street, shouting and honking.

Police were maintaining a low key presence. About a dozen officers guarded a gas station that had been destroyed Saturday.

Others were standing in the shadows at a nearby park. Mayor Tom Barrett had said earlier that no curfew had been imposed Sunday.


8 p.m.

The sister of a Milwaukee man whose death sparked riots says she wants prosecutors to file charges against the police officer who shot her brother.

Twenty-four-year-old Kimberly Neal was speaking to The Associated Press at a vigil Sunday evening on the spot where Sylville Smith was killed Saturday afternoon. Supporters surrounded her as she held a bouquet of blue balloons.

She asked the crowd for donations for his burial. She says that she just hopes her family gets justice and wants prosecutors to file charges against the officer.

Asked about the violence on Saturday night, Neal said: “People stuck together and they are trying to stand up,” for their rights.

After the vigil, protesters went across the street to the ruins of a gas station destroyed in the violence and began singing hymns.

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