28 arrests in Wisconsin protests over police slaying of teen

28 arrests in Wisconsin protests over police slaying of teen

Created: October 10, 2020 11:49 AM

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) - 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.

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

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