CITY OF WAUWATOSA — The City of Wauwatosa is issuing a curfew between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night, beginning Wednesday night and concluding Oct. 12.
The decision was made following the announcement that Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah will not be charged in the fatal shooting of teenager Alvin Cole.
According to the city (verbatim):
- This means that people should stay home between these hours – except for people who are going to or from work, such as government officials, social service workers, and credentialed members of the press acting in their official capacities.
- There is no overnight parking of vehicles during this time, as to allow emergency service vehicles to respond when and where necessary.
- Gasoline stations are closing between the curfew hours. Gas stations and hardware stores are prohibited from displaying and selling materials which could be used to start or accelerate the burning of buildings or the containers used or capable of being used to transport and dispense such materials.
- City Hall and the Wauwatosa Public Library will be closed to the public October 7 – 12. See full details about how to access city services, including absentee ballot drop off location.
"It is very important to note that the City of Wauwatosa recognizes the importance of peaceful protests and their role in moving society forward. We must balance this with our charge to ensure that our community, lives, and property are protected," according to the city.