This evening, the Milwaukee Police Department again successfully policed demonstrations in the Downtown area. As we have in the past, we protected life, first amendment rights, and property. The Hamilton family again reiterated their desire for peaceful demonstrations and expressions of frustration, and the MPD again demonstrated restraint in its facilitation of the demonstration. No arrests were made.
Because a few people were intent on ignoring the family’s request for an orderly protest, a Milwaukee Police sergeant and officer were injured protecting the BMO Harris Bradley Center from protesters attempting to unlawfully enter the building. The members have not sought medical attention at this time. This investigation is ongoing and we are actively seeking the assailants. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police.