9 p.m. curfew remains in place in Milwaukee after 3 nights of unrest
The 9 p.m. curfew continues as peaceful demonstrations in support of George Floyd during the day have turned to an opportunity for criminals to take advantage at night, police say.
Milwaukee police said Sunday night, 24 businesses were burglarized and 11 were damaged. Police said 109 people were arrested over the past two nights for breaking curfew. At least five individuals arrested do not live in the City of Milwaukee.
"If you're out engaging in civil unrest you will be held accountable," Chief Morales said. "The reckless behavior we have seen with vehicles is unacceptable. People are operating these vehicles at a high rate of speed directed at our police officers. You're putting our community at risk... The majority of the people who live in these communities deserve much better. Let's do better, Milwaukee."
"We have heard the voice of those who want change and I know the work of the mayor, the governor -- who is not here today -- the county executive and others - and all of us, the business community and everyone, are going to work to address the issues of the disparities that continue to exist in our community, and our country. But nothing is going to be resolved by what we have witnessed for the past three days," said Sheriff Earnell Lucas.