Ald. Khalif Rainey
Press Release

Release of Sylville Smith police video needed to bring peace to Sherman Park

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey October 28, 2016

By - Oct 28th, 2016 04:27 pm

I would like to echo the calls we have heard from our community and my colleagues on the Milwaukee Common Council—the time is long past for the District Attorney to release the police body camera footage of the moments that led up to the shooting of Sylville Smith.

Not only is it clear that this video is a public record. Not only is there a value to the community in releasing the footage. Not only is it the right thing to do.

But for my neighbors at 44th and Auer, the release of this video might finally provide them some degree of peace after months of unrest, protests and gatherings at the site of the shooting.

It is my hope that the release of this video will finally allow our community to find justice, and will finally allow my neighbors to have their neighborhood back.

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