Attorney General's report on Sylville Smith shooting completed

Report sent to Milwaukee County DA
Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-17 10:33:42-04

A decision on charges may be coming soon in the fatal police shooting of a Sherman Park man last month.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Friday that the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation has concluded its independent investigation of the officer involved shooting of Sylville Smith by a Milwaukee Police officer on August 13.

The report and additional evidence has been sent to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, who will decide whether or not to issue criminal charges against the officer.

Officials say the evidence, includding audio, video and photos, will not be made available to the public at this time, but if charges are not filed in the case, the DOJ will make the evidence public.

Police say Smith was armed with a gun when he was shot near 44th and Auer. while fleeing a traffic stop.

The shooting sparked two nights of violent unrest, resulting in several businesses looted, burned down, and multiple arrests.