Police Warn of Escalation of Force as Wisconsin Protests Continue

Police Warn of Escalation of Force as Wisconsin Protests Continue


Protests continue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and 28 arrests have been made. The Police Department warns they are seeing the force escalate.

This is the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Alvin Cole.

The Associated Press reports police used tear gas and arrested 28 people on Saturday.

Wauwatosa police said they had been monitoring a group of demonstrators but at about 7 p.m., protestors used vehicles to block all the lanes of W. North Avenue at Wauwatosa Avenue. Law enforcement closed the streets and redirected traffic.

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Around 7:40 p.m., demonstrators at City Hall were warned that they had been declared an unlawful assembly. Protesters were in violation of the 7 p.m. curfew.

The Wauwatosa Police Department tweeted on Saturday afternoon, “Over the past three nights, we have seen an escalation in force by the protesters.”

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