WAUWATOSA — The fourth night of protests surrounding the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole have concluded, however they are expected to continue this week.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride joined Wisconsin’s Weekend Morning News Sunday and applauded protestors, first responders and the city’s residents for what is being described as the most peaceful night of demonstrations so far.
“I compliment the protestors, I compliment the law enforcement personnel, and I compliment the city of Wauwatosa. We had a much better night, and I hope things stay that way for days to come,” McBride says.
The Mayor adding that the couple hundred peaceful demonstrators outside of city hall respected the city’s curfew and left when authorities told them too.
As for what’s next, Mayor McBride says it’s “trending in the right direction,” when asked about the future of a curfew and national guard assistance. City officials are expected to meet Sunday afternoon to discuss the need for a possible curfew extension.
“I vowed to people ahead of time that we would not turn into another Kenosha…No one has been hurt in Wauwatosa, nobody seriously. We haven’t had any fires. We have had much property damage. We have had a little, but not much,” McBride concludes.