Milwaukee peaceful so far after dark
Milwaukee is peaceful so far this evening.
Darkness has fallen and protesters are walking around on a main thoroughfare but there’s no sign of the violence that plagued the city earlier.
Most protesters dispersed after a vigil for Sylviille Smith, the black man whose killing by a black police officer on Saturday sparked rioting.
A couple hundred people have been milling around in the area where the violence broke out. Some teenagers have been driving up and down the street, shouting and honking.
Police are maintaining a low key presence. About a dozen officers are guarding a gas station that had been destroyed Saturday.
Others are standing in the shadows at a nearby park. Mayor Tom Barrett had said earlier that no curfew had been imposed Sunday.
Meanwhile, the sister of the man whose death sparked riots says she wants prosecutors to file charges against the police officer who shot her brother.
Twenty-four-year-old Kimberly Neal spoke to The Associated Press at a vigil Sunday evening on the spot where her brother was killed Saturday afternoon. Asked about the violence on Saturday night, Neal said: "People stuck together and they are trying to stand up," for their rights.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says a repeat of the violence will not be allowed to happen.