DA to announce results of Mount Pleasant officer-involved shooting investigation Wednesday
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Family and friends of 18-year-old Tyrese West filled the front steps of the Racine County courthouse Monday, to demand justice for his death.
A decision whether to charge that sergeant will be made Wednesday.
Tyrese West's family says they spoke to Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson, and the only piece of information they got was that a decision will be made in two days.
This case was turned over to the Racine DA's Office in August.
Dozens from the community showed up, voices loud and signs in hand, showing their support for West.
"We want the facts, nothing but the facts. No cover up," said Tyrese's grandmother, Barbara West.
On June 15, Mount Pleasant police tried to stop West, who was riding his bicycle without headlights around 1:30 a.m.
Mount Pleasant police say West refused to stop, and was armed. Sergeant Eric Giese fired his gun.
Family members say they've been looking for answers for the last three months.
Tyrese's mom, Monique West, hopes charges will be filed against Sergeant Giese on Wednesday.
"I don't even know how to really feel," she said. "It's just like, I just hope they make the right decision. So Tricia Hanson, do the right thing and make the right decision, because if he get away with this, he can do it again."
If no charges are filed, family members say the community will be outraged.
"They feel the pain that we're feeling, it's been long overdue for this decision to be made," Barbara West added.
A rally has been planned for Wednesday. The family says there's no stopped until justice is served.
The Racine County District Attorney will meet with the family at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, before announcing the decision.
Rally organizers are encouraging those who want to come to be at the courthouse around 5:30 p.m.