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Wauwatosa police receive death threats after decision NOT to charge officer in Jay Anderson’s death

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WAUWATOSA -- After the Milwaukee County district attorney made the decision not to charge the officer who shot and killed Jay Anderson in Wauwatosa's Madison Park in June, FOX6 News has learned Wauwatosa police have been receiving death threats via telephone and in writing. Police said they're investigating, and are on high alert.

Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson

Meanwhile, there is an extensive investigation report online in this case -- nearly 200 pages long.

The report from the investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department is 180 pages long.

The report describes the events of June 23rd.

At one point, a surveillance video from Madison Elementary School nearby showed Jay Anderson's vehicle enter Madison Park around 1:30 a.m. Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Anthony Mensah's squad arrived shortly after 3:00 a.m.

At that point in time, Officer Mensah, an African-American officer with the Wauwatosa Police Department went to check Madison Park after the park closed at 10:00 p.m. That check would be anything but routine.

Squad dash camera video released Monday, December 5th, shows Officer Mensah firing his gun six times. Five bullets would hit Jay Anderson.

WARNING: This video is graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Jay Anderson shot and killed by Wauwatosa police officer

In an interview with Milwaukee Police Department homicide detectives, who would be called in to investigate in this case, Officer Mensah said he approached Anderson's Nissan in the park.

"He observed he (Anderson) was breathing fast as if nervous or scared. Mensah "felt the driver was faking being asleep," the report states.

Madison Park Crime Scene

Madison Park Crime Scene

Madison Park officer-involved shooting

Madison Park officer-involved shooting

The officer tapped on the window, and Anderson woke up and closed his eyes and leaned back in the seat again. Officer Mensah said "Wake up. Gotta talk to you."

Mensah observed a black and silver semi-automatic handgun on the front seat. Mensah told investigators he told Anderson, "I see the gun. Don't reach for it." However, Mensah says Anderson reached for it.

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Nearly six months after the shooting came the district attorney's decision that Officer Mensah wouldn't be charged.

The medical examiner's reports say Anderson had alcohol and marijuana in his system at the time of this incident.

The family of Jay Anderson confirmed for FOX6 News they're planning a follow-up news conference for Wednesday, December 7th "to discuss the inaccuracies of police report."


  • killdahoodrats

    Typical hoodrat response to a justified police shooting. And they wonder why nobody else cares when these thugs gun down each other on a nightly basis, why no businesses want to open in their neighborhood, why people give them a cautious look whenever they’re around. I implore you, wall of the entire hood and let them handle life on their own. Everything can be black owned. Keep black money in their community as well as their problems.

    • I agree wall off the ghetto!

      Exactly so.. wall them off and let them lay in their own sh*t-filled beds. Those same police they are threatening.. they will be crying for them and demanding “help” soon enough and wondering why the police don’t want to help these ungrateful idiots or go into their trashy hell-hole neighborhoods.


    Let’s see….. In the park after hours….High on Pot……Under the influence of alcohol…. With a gun next to him. Model citizen. Nothing to see here. And for the losers sending the death threats, the District Attorney made the decision not to charge, not the Tosa P.D..

  • Ken

    These threats and these killings of police officers has got to stop. This officer involved shooting of a “black police officer” and a “black suspect” was properly investigated by outside agencies and the District Attorney’s Office; and found to be a justified self defense duty related use of force, that the suspect’s actions “forced” the officer to take. This officer had miliseconds to make his decision and take his actions, or die. It is time that people start respecting and accepting “the actual, true and real facts” of what happens in these situations; instead of trying to paint what they want the facts to be, and paint the race card and/or the Sunday going to Bible school photo card into the picture that just isn’t there. Time to start supporting our police officers again and knock off these threats and shooting our police officers.

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