Chief Alfonso Morales addresses civil unrest
On Friday, May 29, 2020, several individuals peacefully exercised their right to protest in the City of Milwaukee. Chief Morales thanks everyone who voiced their frustration in a peaceful manner.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., the peaceful protests turned violent and instead of protesting in the honor of Mr. George Floyd and Mr. Joel Acevedo, many individuals, used this as an opportunity to damage property, destroy businesses, commit robbery, fire shots, and steal property for their personal gain.
Over one dozen businesses in our community were damaged. At this time, approximately 50 individuals have been arrested in connection to these offenses and we are working with our community to identify additional suspects.
While protecting the community, an officer was shot in the line of duty. Thank God the officer’s injury was non-life threatening.
If you decide to protest. please do so peacefully. The Milwaukee Police Department will continue to protect our residents’ right to assemble and freedom of speech; however. we will arrest those who victimize people and vandalize property.
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