Milwaukee residents show appreciation to city officers
Community members in Milwaukee are rallying around the city’s police force, showing their appreciation in the middle of protests and riots that broke out starting Saturday. Officers say members of the community brought food and coffee to the office as a thank you to those officers working to restore peace in the city.
Police arrested six people in riots overnight in Milwaukee. Police Chief Edward Flynn still calls Monday’s riots more peaceful than the two nights before because rioters didn’t damage any property overnight Monday.Chief Flynn did say some confrontations got heated but were easily controlled.
Milwaukee is also under a 10 p.m. curfew for anyone under 18 years old.
It’s been two days since the deadly shooting of Sylville Smith. Police say an African-American officer shot Smith, also African-American, when Smith pointed a gun at the officer who pulled him over Saturday afternoon. We know that officer has been put on administrative duties pending an investigation. We also know that officer is at an undisclosed location for his own safety. He and other officers have received threats since the Saturday shooting.