MILWAUKEE -- There were 17 arrests during a violent night on Milwaukee's north side.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said eight men, three women and two juveniles were arrested for disorderly conduct, and three men and one juvenile were arrested for burglary. Flynn said all the people that were arrested have prior criminal records.
There were also seven squad cars were damaged overnight. According to Flynn:
- One unmarked car was set on fire
- One marked squad was smashed by rioters and totaled
- A marked squad was hit by gunfire
- A BEARCAT was hit by eight rounds of gunfire
- One squad was hit by bricks
- One van was hit by bricks
Also according to Flynn, six business were set on fire:
- BP gas station near 43rd and Burleigh (destroyed)43rd and Burleigh (destroyed)
- O'Reilly Auto Parts near 35th and Fond du Lac (destroyed)
- Jet Beauty at 35th and Burleigh (burned)
- BMO bank branch at 36th and Burleigh (heavily damaged)
- Liquor store at 22nd and Fond du Lac (destroyed)
- Liquor store 21st and Hopkins (heavily damaged)
Flynn said during Saturday night's disturbance, a 16-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet at 43rd and Burleigh. She was treated at the hospital and is expected to be OK.
The chief said there were no reported uses of force by police overnight, however four officers were injured. They were all treated and released. According to Flynn:
- Female officer hit by concrete, suffered concussion
- Male officer hit by concrete, injured arm.
- Male officer hit by concrete, hurt shin
- Another officer hit by flying glass
Flynn said the department will be activating major indent response teams Sunday night. They will consist of 150 officers who have been specially trained with crowd management.
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