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28 People Arrested In Wauwatosa Protest Friday

Friday Was Third Night Of Protests After Officer Wasn't Charged In Killing Of Alvin Cole

Protesters march in the street at night
Protesters cross into Wauwatosa after marching from Milwaukee on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Angela Major/WPR

Twenty-eight people were arrested in Friday’s protest over the lack of charges against a suburban Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a Black teen.

It was the third straight night of protests after prosecutors declined to charge Officer Joseph Mensah in 17-year-old Alvin Cole’s death. About 100 people gathered outside City Hall past the 7 p.m. curfew and refused orders to disperse.

Police said Saturday that two of the arrests were for felonies. Police recovered a handgun, materials to start fires and a stolen vehicle.

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Police asked citizens to continue to comply with the curfew, which remains in effect on Saturday and Sunday nights.

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