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Protesters gather outside home of off-duty MPD officer accused of killing man

Posted at 5:00 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 13:19:08-04

MILWAUKEE — UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. -- Protesters made their way down National Avenue before Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies blocked their path at the intersection of National and Miller Parkway.

Protesters Friday gathered outside the house of Michael Mattioli, the Milwaukee Police officer charged with the off-duty death of 25-year-old Joel Acevedo.

On the morning of April 19, officers were called to a report of a man attacking two people at Mattioli’s home near 45th and Cleveland. According to the criminal complaint, Mattioli and Acevedo were involved in an altercation that night. When police arrived, they found Mattioli on top of an unresponsive Acevedo. He was not breathing.

Protesters outside Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Mattioli's house.

Eventually, Acevedo was transported to the hospital where he “was unresponsive to outside stimuli and was on a ventilator.” He died nearly a week later on April 25.

On the morning of April 19, officers were called to a report of a man attacking two people at Mattioli’s home near 45th and Cleveland.
y cam footage. They then took to the streets, walking down National Avenue.

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