Wisconsin sets up tipline for Milwaukee police shooting

Posted at 6:08 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 19:29:57-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has set up an anonymous tipline for anyone with information on the police shooting of a black man whose death sparked violence in Milwaukee.

Attorney General Brad Schimel says he seeks to complete officer-involved death investigations "expeditiously" so the community gets answers.

Twenty-three-year-old Sylville Smith was shot Saturday after police said he fled from a traffic stop. Authorities have said he turned toward the officer with a gun in his hand. They say the officer's body camera video confirms that account, but they have not released the video

Schimel said Thursday that the Division of Criminal Investigations is still in the early stages of the investigation, and officials need community members to come forward with any tips or other information that may be helpful.

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