Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

A citizen and two MPD officers struck by vehicle during civil unrest


By - Jun 4th, 2020 02:34 pm

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at approximately 3:07 a.m., officers were in the 300 block of W. Locust due to the civil unrest. Officers were effecting arrests of several individuals that were obstructing traffic and impeding the traffic flow.

As officers were attempting to effect an arrest of one of those individuals, a vehicle struck the two officers and the individual. The two officers fell to the ground after being struck and the citizen was dragged underneath the vehicle for several feet. The driver of the striking vehicle failed to stop at the scene to render aid or provide his information and fled the scene.

The citizen was a 27-year-old man from Milwaukee. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He is listed in stable condition.

The officers involved are a 29-,year-old male with over 4 years of service and a 46-year-old male with over 3 years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department. Both officers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

At approximately 3:45 a.m.. the striking vehicle was located in the City of Butler, Wisconsin. A 27-year-old man, a 21-year-old female and a 23-year-old female were arrested in connection to this offense. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days.

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