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Wisconsin police shooting protest ends with chaotic arrest

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 17:37:41-04

WAUWATOSA — Police in Wisconsin arrested a bicyclist after a physical struggle during another night of protests over a prosecutor’s decision not to charge an officer who fatally shot a Black teen in February.

Police in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa blocked residential streets Tuesday night and redirected a caravan of cars and a small group of protesters while announcing the gathering was an unlawful assembly.

Video posted on social media shows officers struggling to arrest a bicyclist who had approached them.

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According to a press release from the Wauwatosa Police Department, two officers sustained minor injuries during the arrest and dispersment of the crowd.

The bicyclist that was arrested is a 28-year-old man from West Allis, police said.

A felony charge of resisting an officer – causing soft tissue injury will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

The protest was the latest in a string of demonstrations since a prosecutor cleared Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah, who also is Black, in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole.

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