Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Sylville Smith
"Today, I urge Milwaukee to support Sylville’s family by remembering his life through peaceful, non-violent acts that strengthen our community."
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the acquittal of a police officer in the fatal shooting of Sylville K. Smith in Milwaukee last August:
“I know that today’s verdict will elicit deep-seated pain, despair, and sadness for the family of Sylville Smith and many others throughout our community. I share my community’s frustration and continue to be saddened by the tragic loss of life and lack of justice we are all too familiar with in Milwaukee.
“Today, I urge Milwaukee to support Sylville’s family by remembering his life through peaceful, non-violent acts that strengthen our community. Moving forward, we must keep our focus on healing and building each other up and avoid actions that cause us any additional grief, damage, or pain.”
Recent Press Releases by State Sen. LaTonya Johnson
"Hardworking Wisconsin families deserve decent wages and workplace fairness."
"After years of underfunding from Republican lawmakers, the governor has put our children’s future and the needs of our local schools first."
"Today my heart, thoughts and prayers are with the Milwaukee Police Department as they mourn the loss of one of their own, for the third time in less than a year."