Monday Updates: Curfew for Minors To Be Enforced, Sherman Park To Close Early
At a press conference Monday, Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the existing 10 p.m. weekday curfew for minors will be more strictly enforced.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has also ordered Sherman Park to close to the public at 6 p.m. Monday night. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Clarke announced that the nighttime park closure will continue until further notice. People angry about the fatal police shooting of an African American man in Milwaukee took to the streets again overnight Sunday.
Protesters threw bricks, rocks and bottles at police and squad cars, injuring one officer. Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots and had to use an armored vehicle to rescue an 18-year-old gunshot victim, who was seriously wounded.
Officers wore riot gear to break up groups blocking traffic and assembling outside a police station.
Overnight totals:— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 15, 2016
4 injured MPD officers
3 squads damaged
30 ShotSpotter activations
1 store with broken windows
Despite the unrest, the disturbance was more contained than on Saturday night, when four officers were injured from flying concrete or glass and six businesses were set on fire.
The unrest follows an African American police officer's fatal shooting of a black man, who was armed when fleeing, during a traffic stop Saturday. Police say the man raised the hand in which he held the gun, as an officer pursued him.
Gov. Scott Walker has made the Wisconsin National Guard available, in case local law enforcement calls for help in keeping the peace. The Milwaukee Police Department says the Guard's assistance was not needed on Sunday night.
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