People are asking the Wauwatosa police department to fire two police officers whose names were withheld after he was seen on video punching a teen during an arrest. The Original Black Panther of Milwaukee wants the officer fired and charged.
The 17-year-old was arrested on Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the Mayfair Mall. He’s charged with disorderly conduct, battery against an officer and resisting arrest.
Members of the Black Panthers met with mall security and Wauwatosa police. Officers were called to the scene after a report was received concerning a large group of teenagers causing a disturbance. A voice of the police response has been posted on social media.
A statement from Black Panthers leader King Rick said: “Too often are we being subjected to racial profiling in this mall.” He is urging shoppers to boycott the mall.
Police say they’re aware of the situation and are investigating.