State Rep. Robyn Vining
Press Release

Rep. Robyn Vining Responds to Milwaukee County DA Decision


By - Oct 8th, 2020 10:18 am

MADISON – Milwaukee County District Attorney Chisholm announced the decision yesterday to not charge Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the shooting of Alvin Cole in February. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) released the following statement regarding this decision:

“Our community is hurting deeply right now. My sincere thoughts are with Alvin Cole’s family and loved ones. We must, as a community, each of us, everyone, government officials, employees, citizens, draw together and do the hard work of healing and movement toward a more fair and just world.

“We reject violence in all forms. We condemn destruction of human life and property. And we cling to one another with shared hope.

“Progress begins with the hard work of acknowledging each other’s pain, seeking to understand the history, and the present, rejecting forces of division, and drawing toward each other in commitment to a shared future.

“Forward together, not one step back.”

Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here

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