Sylville Smith’s brother says they’ll continue to gather until body cam video released: “We need that footage”

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police made arrests in the city's Sherman Park neighborhood, near 44th and Auer on Tuesday night, August 30th and Wednesday, August 31st, as people gathered at a memorial for 23-year-old Sylville Smith, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer on August 13th. Police said they received complaints from residents about disorderly groups gathering into the late-night hours since the shooting of Smith, and the arrests were made as officers requested that the crowds disperse.

Sylville Smith's brother on Wednesday told FOX6 News they will continue to mourn in the area.

Police were seen in riot gear in the neighborhood Tuesday night. 11 individuals were ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.

44th and Auer Tuesday night, August 30th

44th and Auer Tuesday night, August 30th

At about 10:00 p.m., police said another group gathered near the scene and a confrontation ensued between a frustrated resident and the group, causing officers to again move in to disperse the disorderly crowd.  During this process, two individuals were arrested.

On Wednesday, there were three arrests.

"Their riot gear didn't do nothing but antagonize the people that's out here," Sedan Smith said.

Police near 44th and Auer Wednesday, August 31st

Police near 44th and Auer Wednesday, August 31st

Sedan Smith insisted gatherings in the neighborhood have been peaceful.

Sedan Smith

Sedan Smith

"It was no violence. None whatsoever," Smith said.

"They should be able to come out here and mourn how they mourn," Corey Kirkwood, community activist said.

Sedan Smith said the group will continue to gather until body camera video of his brother's death is made public.

"We need that footage. That's what we need. That's what we demand. We are about peace. We are about love. That's what we are about. We want the video released," Sedan Smith said.

Memorial for Sylville Smith near 44th and Auer

Memorial for Sylville Smith near 44th and Auer

Sedan Smith told FOX6 News he plans to meet with the Sherman Park Community Association Thursday.

Sylville Smith

Sylville Smith

Meanwhile, FOX6 News saw police asking the group to leave the area near 44th and Auer by 10:00 p.m. Wednesday. Those gathered there said they would be cooperative.


  • confused

    Careful, careful mourners. Don’t do anything that would allow the MPD to run your names for wants, warrants, probation or parole violations. CCAP is also free public information and if someone knows you/your name by sight and sees you violating your current conditions, they can call MPD. You should gather at the Smith home. You have no “rights” grieving or not to trespass onto private property, and it would be in your best interest to leave when the owner of said property asks you to. You know what happens otherwise, the law gets involved and well, you know what happens then. Also remember, WI does have CC for those who qualify, Castle Law also. You are just inviting trouble by thinking you can do whatever you want wherever you want.


    Go join Donte’s party. That one has run it’s course. WTF is wrong with you people? You f up in front of the Police, sure things are going to go south. I feel so bad for the 80% of that race that evolved only to be labeled with the other 20% that are s still stuck in tribal ways. As I read this news this AM I read that there is one common denominator. Blacks. Nobody in politics or any where else has the balls to say it. It is simply the truth. Deny it if it makes you feel good. Am packed and heading up to the UP where the only crime is letting your beer get warm before drinking it. No news, TV or any outside things. Jimmy Buffett and Johnny Cash CD’s. & fishing.

  • Chattipatti

    Do these people have jobs???? If I lived in that neighborhood I would call the police everytime they gather, do they not understand that they are on private property. Maybe if they get arrested enough times they will stop. The elected officials need to stop this madness, where is Sherriff Clarke

    • SPtruth

      Jobs? Look at his record you’ll see how he’s been making his money… it’s like a tradition in that family.


    Antagonized by Police in there protective gear? What an intelligent statement. Let’s put these bad boys in Pink Skirts, or would that still SCARE Sedan. We about peace….we about love. Like your brother? You know, the one running from the Cops with a gun in his hand. You best spend your time off, from work, in School. Sometimes I wonder if some of these Clowns realize that the only reason the local media puts a camera and microphone in there faces is to make them look as uneducated and uninformed as possible.

  • Liberal Lies

    Wait a minute…. Sedan and Sylville smith…. they were named after automobiles… I know Sylville isn’t spelled the same way as the car. LOL

  • Kevin

    Since 2015, 206 Blacks have been killed in Milwaukee.
    4 of them were killed by police – mostly fighting the cops.
    “We not the ones killing us, y’all killing us” – Sedan Smith, the voice of ignorance

  • AZ living

    Ignorance at it’s finest. A police officer killed Seyville. Why in the hell does that neighborhood have to be disturbed nightly by these idiots. Go to the police station where this officer worked, go to the DA’s office, go to Madison to change laws. This is why Milwaukee has such a bad reputation. Racism and ignorant ass black people.

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