Wauwatosa prepares for second night of protests following decision to clear Officer Mensah

NOW: Wauwatosa prepares for second night of protests following decision to clear Officer Mensah

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wauwatosa police and other departments are bracing for another night of protests after Wednesday's decision by the district attorney clearing Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah in the deadly shooting of Alvin Cole.

Some homes and businesses were damaged following that decision Wednesday.

Businesses in Wauwatosa are still boarded up Thursday night, in case things escalate later.

We caught up with a Milwaukee man whose home was damaged during Wednesday night's protest.

At around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Austin Duerr got text messages that protesters were coming down 92nd Street near Townsend.

Duerr says he was standing on his porch when some of the protesters demanded he shout "Black Lives Matter."

"We can certainly have a discussion and have dialogue about that subject, but I will not be told what to say and what to do, especially when I'm standing on my property," Duerr said. 

Duerr is a Marine Corps veteran, and when the conversation escalated, he went into his home.

"I have a family and I certainly don't want things thrown at our home, so that is concerning to me," he said.

Duerr says some of the protesters damaged his lawn with a motorcycle. 

They also threw a can at his siding and window, cracking it.

He says they also threw eggs, and some used a slingshot with marbles.

The damage will cost him more than $500 to repair.

"Window damage, siding damage, and obviously just some external cleanup."

Duerr does not plan to board up his house and says he will brace for the worst, but hope for the best.

"We certainly hope nothing escalates further," he said.

CBS 58 is following the protest Thursday night and will continue to update online and on-air with any new information.

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