Milwaukee Mayor Imposed Curfew for Teenagers


Time: 9:31 p.m. CEST

The Police Chief in Milwaukee Ed Flynn said at a news conference on Monday that an 18-year-old man suffered a single gunshot wounds to the neck during unrest on the city’s north side. Flynn said the teenager was not in life danger, but the police did not release his name.

He was shot late Sunday during a demonstration to protest after death of the African-American man by a police officer, the Associated Press reports. As the police said, the officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured man and take him to a hospital, the AP reports.

Flynn reported that no officer returned fire during the protests on Sunday even the officers came under fire. Flynn said 11 men and three women were arrested on Sunday.

Milwaukee’s Mayor Tom Barrett explained during a news conference on Monday they are imposing curfew on teenagers starting from 10:00 p.m. local time. That means that all teenagers must be off the streets beginning at 10:00 p.m. Mayor Barrett thanked to the pastors and community-group leaders who are giving efforts to maintain the peace.

Barrett explained that people who are not belonging to the community are trying to damage a great neighborhood and he talked about the economic damage to the Sherman Park neighborhood, the AP reports. The fatal shooting of Sylville Smith by a police officer on Saturday prompted the tensions in the community, according to Flynn. Police officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave.

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