Wisconsin DOJ completes investigation into Sylville Smith death

Sylville Smith

Sylville Smith

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation has concluded its investigation of the officer-involved death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer on August 13. The shooting sparked unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park, including arson fires, looting and rioting.

According to the Wisconsin DOJ, the investigative report and accompanying evidence have been sent to the Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm who will make the decision whether or not to issue criminal charges against the officer responsible for the death of Smith.

Authorities say the audio, video and photo evidence associated with the investigation are not available at this time. The Wisconsin DOJ says they plan to publish the reports and digital evidence on the Wisconsin DOJ website when the DA determines they are no longer material to any ongoing criminal proceedings.

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