Calmer night follows unrest in Milwaukee neighborhood

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1:28 PM
Calmer night follows unrest in Milwaukee neighborhood

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Residents in a Milwaukee neighborhood marred by violence and destruction in the wake of a police shooting are waking up after a much calmer night.

The Sherman Park neighborhood erupted in chaos Saturday night after a black suspect was fatally shot by a black Milwaukee police officer. Businesses burned, gunshots rang out and police in riot gear were pelted with rocks and other objects. The violence continued, to a lesser degree, on Sunday night.

Officials promised strict enforcement of a 10 p.m. curfew for teens Monday night and closed Sherman Park at 6 p.m.

Police Chief Edward Flynn says there were some confrontations and six people were arrested Monday night, but that the neighborhood was relatively calm compared to the weekend.