The police chief of a Milwaukee suburb that has seen protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Black teenager says he sees no reason why the officer should be fired. (Oct. 12)
BARRY WEBER: Joseph Mensah has been cleared by the district attorney in three different cases. There has been no reason, up to this point, and none that I can see that he should be removed from the force. He has acted legally and lawfully in all previous actions that I'm aware of.
DENNIS MCBRIDE: We saw what happened in Kenosha. We saw what happened in Portland and Louisville and other places. It was our determination to make sure that none of those things happened in Wauwatosa.
We arrested people that had Molotov cocktails in their backpacks. And we found a Molotov cocktail at the base of the City Hall sign. So that's just an example of what we were taking seriously and what actually came about. The good news is, we had no loss of life, very few injuries at all, none serious, and the property damage was minimal.