2 arrested after teens gather at Sherman Park, again

This is on the heels of 2 violent nights at park
Large crowds, law enforcement presence at park
Posted at 9:32 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 07:34:29-04

MILWAUKEE -- There was a noticeable law enforcement presence in and around Sherman Park Thursday. This is on the heels of two violent nights as kids threw rocks at police and damaged nearby buildings. 

"Sometimes that's a cry out for help when you see young people that are so frustrated with the situations going on around them that they act out," said state representative David Bowen of Milwaukee. 

Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, a group of kids and teens started gathering in the park. Police took two away in handcuffs. 

Community activists met at Sherman Park around 7 p.m. to support the youth and teach unity and respect. 

Things took a turn shortly after 8 p.m. Police say a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy approached a young person about loud music. As the crowd moved to see what was going on someone else got into a fight. Police say an individual on a bike squared off with a police officer and was arrested. 

"I find it to be very disrespectful for people make age to go around and do stuff like that," said Keyosha Lee, 17- year-old neighbor.

The rain helped clear out the park quickly around 9:30 p.m.