Complaints Against Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah Dismissed

Mensah Killed 3 People In 5 Years While On Duty

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah
This undated photo provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wauwatosa, Wis., shows Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. In a report released Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, an independent investigator recommended officials in the Milwaukee suburb fire Mensah, who has shot and killed three people in the last five years. Gary Monreal/Monreal Photography LLC/Wauwatosa Police Department via AP

A suburban Milwaukee police and fire commission has voted to dismiss the complaints against a police officer filed by the families of three men he fatally shot while on duty since 2015.

The Wauwatosa Police and Fire Commission unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a resolution that dismisses all pending matters relating to Joseph Mensah, including complaints by the families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson Jr. and Antonio Gonzales.

Mensah has signed a separation agreement with the City of Wauwatosa to resign from the police department, effective Monday, Nov. 30. In doing so, the city agreed to compensate Mensah at least $130,000 in pay and benefits during and following his resignation.

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