After several protesters in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was arrested because authorities decided not to charge a police officer with the shooting and killing of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, hip-hop billionaire and social justice activist Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter Number of people arrested KGUN 9 on your side.
Jay-Z and Roc Nation's Social Justice Team, Team ROC, have placed bail on a number of protesters arrested in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Protests broke out in that city because authorities did not charge the officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager, Alvin Cole, on February 2.
Police in Wauwatosa said 24 people were arrested last Thursday night while protesting the decision not to charge police officer Joseph Mensah, who shot and killed Cole. Among those arrested were Alvin Cole's mother, Tracy, and Alvin's sisters.
In a statement released Friday, Jay-Z and the ROC team urged Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to select a special prosecutor to "ensure justice is upheld".
"Our hearts break for Alvin Cole's family and the Wauwatosa community," said Dania Dia, director of the ROC team, in a written statement. "Not only have prosecutors failed to hold officer Joseph Mensah accountable for the murder of Alvin, but local police arrested and injured Alvin's mother, Tracy, and his sisters while they were peacefully protesting next to Jacob Blake's father. We will continue with these Families stay and support the peaceful demonstrators as we join forces to fight for the legacy of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson and Anthony Gonzales, all of whom died at Mensah. It is imperative that Governor Evers appoint a special prosecutor to correct this wrong decision without delay. "
Team ROC also funded billboards earlier this year calling for justice for Jacob Blake in the Kenosha area.