A.G. Brad Schimel: “I am saddened by the senseless destruction…appeal for calm”

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Attorney General Brad Schimel

MADISON — Attorney General Brad Schimel issued the following statement in the wake of the officer-involved fatal shooting and unrest that occurred in Milwaukee:

“I am saddened by the senseless destruction caused by a handful of citizens in Milwaukee and appeal for calm. I know the vast majority of Milwaukee residents are law-abiding citizens who want and deserve safe neighborhoods and communities. This is evidenced by the citizens who spent today helping clean up the Sherman Park neighborhood.

“I pray that the law enforcement officers and firefighters who are working to protect the citizens of Milwaukee will be safe throughout this ordeal and that no other journalists or innocent citizens will be further harmed.

“The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at the request of the Milwaukee Police Department, is leading the investigation of yesterday’s officer involved death. DOJ will work expeditiously to ensure a thorough and transparent gathering of the facts.”