This is flat out fucked up. I understand there is a lot of hostility in the community around the actions of Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. But there is absolutely no reason to physically assault him and there is never a good reason to attack his or anyone’s home with a fire arm.
For those who don’t know the back story…Officer Mensah shot and killed 17 year old Alvin Cole in February of this year. Officer Mensah is suspended with pay and the shooting is being investigated.
Wauwatosa police say Officer Joseph Mensah was physically assaulted outside his home Saturday night and a single shotgun round was fired into the home after a group of 50 to 60 people gathered there to protest the officer who has fatally shot three people over five years.
It’s time to let the system to work. It’s time to watch and hold officials accountable for their actions and the actions they take or don’t take against Officer Mensah.
But attacking the man and his home is wholly unacceptable. Totally unacceptable.
Two last notes:
“I am all for peaceful protests, even against me, but this was anything but peaceful,” Mensah wrote.emphasis mine