MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) announced on Thursday, August 18th that an anonymous tip line is now available for anyone with information related to the officer-involved fatal shooting that occurred in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood last weekend.
The DOJ asks the public to only submit tips based on facts, and not speculation or hearsay.
Meantime, at a news conference held on Thursday, community groups called for investigators to release video from a body camera worn by the officer involved.
"When you have such a murky situation, that's going to lead to speculation, that's going to lead to apprehension," said Chris Ahmuty, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin.
Attorney General Brad Schimel issued the following statement regarding this case:
"It is my goal to complete officer involved death investigations expeditiously so the community gets the answers they deserve. DCI is still in the early investigative stages of the officer involved death that took place only five days ago. We need community members to come forward with any tips and information that may be helpful so we can continue to determine the facts of this case and turn over investigative reports to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, who will ultimately make a charging decision."
Answers many will be waiting for.
"Anger and tension are high, so this could possibly put those things at ease," said Martha De La Rosa, Executive Director for Wisconsin Jobs Now.
Investigators say submitting a tip will not trigger a radio call or send police to your location.