Police in Wauwatosa make arrests after protesters disregard curfew

Authorities in Wauwatosa, Wis., arrested protesters Sunday night they accused of disobeying the city’s 7 p.m. curfew that has been in put immediately after a number of evenings of unrest, a report stated.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel noted that police in the city declared an illegal assembly. The report explained protesters had been chanting and contacting for justice for Alvin Cole.

Cole, who was 17, was fatally shot by a police officer exterior the city’s Mayfair Shopping mall on Feb. 2 soon after law enforcement responded to a claimed disturbance at the shopping center. Cole, who was Black, was shot by Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah, who is also Black.

Wauwatosa, Wis. Police Main Barry Weber discusses the decision by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s decision to not cost police officer Joseph Mensah in the February shooting death of 17-yr-old Alvin Cole exterior of a neighborhood shopping mall on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm stated proof showed Cole fled from law enforcement carrying a stolen 9 mm handgun. He cited squad vehicle audio proof, alongside with testimony from Mensah and two fellow officers, that he explained showed Cole experienced fired a shot although fleeing and refused instructions to drop the gun. Cole was the third human being Mensah experienced fatally shot considering that getting an officer.

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But violent protests have rocked the metropolis and Cole’s loss of life. Law enforcement used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 persons all through a 3rd straight evening of protests on Saturday evening.

Ricardo Torres, a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, tweeted Saturday night time, “Hefty dose of tear gasoline and pepper balls deployed. This is the worst I ever acquired it.”

The Journal-Sentinel noted that the curfew is established to be lifted at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Fox News’ Daniella Genovese contributed to this report