Leaders, activists respond to attack on Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah

NOW: Leaders, activists respond to attack on Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wauwatosa city leaders met Monday morning, Aug. 10, to discuss violence from protesters toward Police Officer Joseph Mensah over the weekend.

Police say that violence included a shotgun round fired at the house he lives at.

Protesters are set to meet at a Pick N' Save in Milwaukee to march for Christopher Davis, who was killed by police during a botched drug sting in 2016.

Davis' family says violence toward officers dilutes their message.

Police were outside the house of Officer Joseph Mensah and his girlfriend, who is a Milwaukee police officer, Monday, after both were reportedly assaulted by protesters and a shotgun round was fired at their house over the weekend.

The City of Wauwatosa sent us a statement, saying in part "this was not a peaceful protest. Criminal behavior will not be tolerated. We are exploring all legal and policing options to ensure that we keep Wauwatosa a safe and vibrant community."

Meanwhile, the community continues protesting for others killed by police, including the family of Christopher Davis who was killed by a Walworth County sheriff deputy during a botched drug sting in 2016.

"My brother was truly innocent and really had nothing to do with the situation, and one shot to the temple is what took him out," said Christopher's sister, Paulara Davis.

Officer Joseph Mensah's employment is under review by a third party investigator.

He has killed three people in the last five years.

Two cases were ruled justified as self defense, and a third is under review.

Davis' mother says violence towards Mensah doesn't help the cause.

"It takes away from my situation," said Christopher's mother, Doretha Lock. "It takes totally away from it because then they're focusing that we're out to seek revenge in our own way, and I'm not."

Mensah is currently suspended from the Wauwatosa Police Department as the investigation into his actions continue.

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