Unrest in Milwaukee after officer-involved shooting leaves one dead
16 August 201603:27 GMT
The sister of the black man shot dead by a black Milwaukee police officer says the two knew each other.
"The boy knew my brother personally from high school. They knew each other. You knew exactly how my brother was and you shot and killed him," Sylville Smith's sister, Sherelle, told WITI.
The officer's name has yet to be released by the police department.
Calling for peaceful demonstration, Sherelle, added, "I invite any color, any gender, any race, any age to come have fun with us. Come to our parades or come support our barbecues or our rallies or our stop the violence things, you know. It seems like we're so segregated. And it's for nothing. It's for nothing."
The report came amid rumors that the two were not strangers.
- 01:38 GMT
Jenna Sachs of WITI reported multiple arrests in Sherman Park in the 8 o'clock hour Monday evening.
Crowd, shouting after a man is arrested in Sherman Park pic.twitter.com/49GyPo9pEl— Jenna Sachs FOX 6 (@jcsachs) August 16, 2016
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RT's Manila Chan was on-scene in Sherman Park right next to the gas station that was engulfed in flames in Saturday's riots. At the park, various prayer groups gathered, when seemingly out of nowhere a commotion broke out.
A young man carrying a plastic bag "bolted" from the gas station to the other end of the park, where he was captured by police who were chasing him. No further details were available, but the peaceful demonstration was reminded of the volatile environment in the area since uprisings erupted over the weekend.
15 August 201620:44 GMT
A 10:00pm curfew will be enforced Monday evening, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett confirmed, according to Reuters. The public space time limit comes in reaction to riots over the weekend.
"There is a curfew that will be more strictly enforced tonight for teenagers," Barrett said during a Monday press conference. "So parents, after 10 o'clock your teenagers better be home or in a place where they're off the streets."
The mayor also reiterated his position in favor of releasing police body camera recordings, following the fatal shooting of Sylville K. Smith, a 23-year-old black man the police say refused to drop a stolen handgun Saturday night.
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The African-American man shot and killed by the police on Saturday afternoon was identified as Sylville Smith, 23.
At a press conference Sunday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he had seen a still from the officer's body camera footage that “demonstrates, without question, that [Smith] had a gun in his hand.”
Though he has not been identified by name, the officer who shot Smith is also African-American, police said.
Overnight totals:— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
4 injured officers
7 squads damaged, 2 totaled
48 ShotSpotter activations
6 businesses set on fire
- 06:11 GMT
Officers making multiple arrests in the area of Sherman and Burleigh— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 15, 2016
- 05:57 GMT
Car fire reported at 45th and Hadley. MFD and MPD en route.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 15, 2016
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Report of shots fired near 41st and Burleigh— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 15, 2016