UPDATE: New information after 4 MPD officers injured while suspect resists arrest near 51st and Capitol
Updated: 7:45 p.m. on May 3, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police have released body camera video from the 51st and Capitol arrest.
The video shows the initial contact between police and the man who was subsequently arrested.
The family has identified the man involved in the incident as Demetrius Lowe.
"He was very agitated, very out of control, he kept lunging at them," said witness Jennifer Elsea.
Lowe's family told police he was having an unusual mental health episode and had been acting odd since the weekend.
Stay with CBS 58 News for more information as this story develops.
Updated: 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In a news conference Thursday evening, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales says three officers involved in an incident on Wednesday, May 2 have been placed on administrative duty with a fourth officer placed on administrative suspension, per department protocol.
Chief Morales says both the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Milwaukee Police Department's internal affairs division are investigating and the DA will be reviewing the incident in its entirety.
Police say a 25-year-old man was suffering from a mental health episode when he became violent towards family members and others in the neighborhood. When police tried to speak with the man, officers say he was incoherent and did not cooperate with them. When they tried to arrest him, he became combative and allegedly threw punches at several officers. He was later subdued and taken into custody where he was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses captured the arrest on camera.
According to Chief Morales, the man is still in the hospital.
This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on air and online for updates.
Updated: 4:30 a.m. on May 3, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police responded to a domestic violence call near W. Medford Ave. and W. Hoyt Pl. around 8:15 p.m., Wednesday evening.
When they got to the scene, officers were informed that a 25-year-old male was suffering from an unusual mental health episode, which caused him to become extremely violent towards family members and other citizens in the neighborhood.
Police found the subject walking a few blocks over near 51st and Capitol and attempted to speak with him. He responded incoherently and refused to cooperate with officers’ commands.
Officers attempted to arrest the man and upon doing so, he physically attacked an officer. The subject’s aggression level escalated as he physically charged and threw multiple punches at several officers.
After several minutes, officers subdued the man and and took him into custody. He was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries and to have a mental health evaluation.
Four officers were injured during the incident:
- The first officer is a male with eight years of service on the force. He received significant facial injuries from being punched by the subject multiple times.
- The second officer is a male with ten years of service on the force. He received swelling and contusions to his head, face and body from being punched by the subject.
- The third and fourth officers are both males, each with four years of service. They both received swelling and contusions from the incident.
All four officers were taken to a local hospital and treated for their injuries.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Posted: 7:56 p.m. May 2, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Four Milwaukee Police officers are recovering after being injured following a foot pursuit and subsequent arrest.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. near 51st and Capitol.
According to police, during the course of an investigation, a male suspect bolted away from the officers and a foot chase ensued.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody and the officers were injured while the suspect resisted arrest.
The circumstances that lead up to the foot chase have not been released.
The officers are being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.
Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.