MPD responds to the arrest of protestor
The Milwaukee Police Department is aware of a video that has been circulating on social media. The video captured the arrest of a subject that occurred on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at approximately 7:20 p.m., on the 600 block of West McKinley Avenue.
MPD officers were at the location to monitor what was a peaceful protest. While on scene several protestors attempted to surround and block squad cars that were monitoring the demonstration.
As an officer attempted to take the main suspect into custody, the suspect pulled away, causing the officer, the suspect and the suspect’s bicycle to fall to the ground. A brief struggle ensued and a second, officer assisted in the arrest.
During the course of this incident, force was used to gain compliance.
The encounter on the ground lasted approximately two minutes and after the suspect was handcuffed he was immediately brought to his feet. The suspect was later identified as a 28 year old Milwaukee man, who was cited for disorderly conduct and later released.
The force utilized by the members in this incident is under review.
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