No Charges In Tosa Case

This was the correct decision.

Black Wisconsin police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager outside a suburban Milwaukee mall in February won’t be charged because he had reasonable belief that deadly force was necessary, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside Mayfair Mall on Feb. 2 after police responded to a reported disturbance at the shopping center.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, in a 14-page letter laying out his rationale, said evidence showed Cole fled from police carrying a stolen 9 mm handgun. He cited squad car audio evidence, along with testimony from Mensah and two fellow officers, that he said showed Cole had fired a shot while fleeing and refused commands to drop the gun.

“He did not surrender the weapon and was fired upon by Officer Mensah causing his death,” Chisholm wrote. He concluded: “(T)here is sufficient evidence that Officer Mensah had an actual subjective belief that deadly force was necessary and that belief was objectively reasonable.”

3 Responses to No Charges In Tosa Case

  1. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    17 year old kid with a stolen gun, shoots himself running from police, then refuses to drop gun…I’m shocked mom and family members have audacity to get on TV and not comment on their bad parenting/guidence!

    If this was my kid, I would not be in front of media. If I was, i’d say my kid was awful and I apologize to poor officer and his family for my bad/failed parenting.

    17 year old with stolen gun…stupid, criminal choices have consequence.

  2. Mar says:

    And those peaceful thugs show their disdain by rioting.
    That’ll show them.

  3. Mar says:

    So, the family of the thug gets arrested last night.
    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it.

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