WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa Police endured a third night of protesting, following the DA’s decision not to charge officer Joseph Mensah in the fatal shooting of Alvin Cole.
According to authorities, 28 people were arrested Friday night and into Saturday morning.
Of the 28 arrests that night, two were felony arrests, one was a misdemeanor, and 25 were municipal arrests. Police say the Wauwatosa Fire Department evaluated two adults who were arrested for minor injuries.
The department also released the following statement:
” We can appreciate the anger and frustration that exists among those closely affected by recent events. We continue to ask that all citizens comply with the emergency order in place by remaining away from City of Wauwatosa public spaces during the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:00 am each night to ensure the safety of all members of our community. This order expires on Monday, October 12 at 6:00 am.”
Incident summary from October 9At 5:00 pm on October 9, a group of about 60 to 75 people congregated outside Wauwatosa…Posted by Wauwatosa Police Department on Saturday, October 10, 2020
On Saturday afternoon, Wauwatosa Police put out a video on social media describing the reasons for their use of gas and pepper balls on a crowd of protestors Friday night. They used body camera footage, as well as footage from various social media accounts, to highlight when and where bottles and strobe lights were used against law enforcement at the intersection of North and 76th.
People are saying that they did not see bottles being thrown at law enforcement officers. This video is from the protest activity on Oct 9. This shows bottles being thrown at officers and officers finding fire-starting materials in a protester’s backpack. https://t.co/pmaFZccv4S— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) October 10, 2020