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Joseph Mensah (Wisconsin Police Officer ) Biography, Joseph Mensah Wiki

Joseph Mensah, a Black police officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin who has been the focal point of controversy over three fatal on-duty shootings, says protesters assaulted, punched, tried to kill, and shot at him and his girlfriend at her house on Saturday night, August 8. He claims they were chanting “Black Lives Matter” during the incident.


In a Facebook post written in the early morning hours of August 9, Mensah wrote,

Last night, protesters came to my girlfriend’s house while I was there, and tried to kill me. I was unarmed and tried to defend my property and the property of my girlfriend. We were both assaulted, punched, and ultimately shot at several times. A shotgun round missed me by inches. Not once did I ever swing back or reciprocate any the hate that was being directed at me. I am all for peaceful protests, even against me, but this was anything but peaceful. They threw toilet paper in her trees, broke her windows, and again, shot at both of us as they were trying to kill me. There are children that live there any the knew that. The irony in all of this is that they chanted Black Lives Matter the entire time, but had zero regard for any of the black children that live there or me, a black man.

Vaun Mayes, a prominent and controversial Black Lives Matter activist in Milwaukee, wrote through Facebook after being asked to comment: “What I will say is they are taking advantage of the moment. I can’t say who lead what. What I can say is I didn’t lead a damn thing and what happened should NOT have…. Yes, they got into a scuffle with some protestors. From what witnesses say, Mensah grabbed at one of the protestor’s weapons on a sling and the gun fired.” You can read Mayes’ full comment later in this article.
After reaching out to Mensah for comment, he wrote through Facebook: “There is a difference between a peaceful protest, and a plan to trespass on private property with the intent to damage it. My girlfriend and I had every right to defend the property from those that trespassed on it. At the end of the day, protesters chose to come to that house, no one forced them to. They chose to stay, they chose to damage property, they chose to assault us. Their decision to come onto the porch, continue their assault on unarmed and defenseless police officers, and ultimately try kill me was their decision and their decision alone. The incident is currently under investigation and the evidence will speak for itself.”
The morning after the incident, a Wauwatosa police car was sitting near the home. Remnants of toilet paper and silly string and crime scene tape were visible in the yard, and a window appeared smashed.
On July 25, Mensah wrote on his Facebook page,

If black lives matter, which I wholeheartedly do believe, then the lives of all of the black men and women in law enforcement matter just as much. Our uniforms may be blue but our skin is just as black and our heritage is just as rich. We swore an oath to the public but that oath is also extends to our families and loved ones which we will fight to go home to each and every day. Not a single march, protest, lawyer, or threat can change the fact that in the eyes of God, our lives are just as important.

Mensah was suspended as salaried in June after he shot and killed three people while on duty in the last five years. The first shot is dated to 2015. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm found the first two attacks as self-defense. He is still reviewing the third shot of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, which occurred in front of Mayfair, a major mall in February. In all three cases, police said the shooters were armed (two people with firearms and one with a sword, police say), but community activists and family members asked questions about the armed attacks and repeatedly called for the dissolution and prosecution of Mensah. Police said Cole first shot at Mensah, who was questioned by activists. Jay-Z’s social justice group called for Mensah to be fired in advertisements and wrote: “If you fail to judge Mensah, you’re doing evil to the legacy of Alvin Cole, Antonio Gonzales, and Jay Anderson by ignoring their black, brown lives and LGBTQ in your county. citizens and essentially allows for the possibility of a future catastrophe. ”
After the death of George Floyd, the mall became the center of major protests in Mensah, such as Mayfair, Town Hall and police department. Many people asked the officer to be fired at a public meeting organized by city officials. The situation has been tense for a while. At that meeting, a man pointed out to the officers, saying that if the officer was allowed to stay in his job, he would walk around with his headlights until he found him. Amid this turmoil, the Wauwatosa Joint Council adopted a resolution encouraging Mensah to be dismissed (the decisions are, “The city must facilitate the transition of Officer Joseph Mensah from employment in the Wauwatosa Police Department.” the commission then paid him away on a salary and it was announced that a former US lawyer would investigate three hits.
A press release by the City of Wauwatosa Police Department detailed the incident,

On August 8th, 2020 at approximately 8:05 PM, a large group gathered in the area of N. 100th St. and W. Vienna St. in the City of Wauwatosa. The group, estimated to be between fifty and sixty people, targeted the private residence of Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah and began to vandalize the home. Officer Mensah attempted to establish a dialog with the group but was ultimately physically assaulted outside of his home. As Officer Mensah retreated into his home, armed protestors approached the rear door and a single shotgun round was discharged by a member of the group into Officer Mensah’s backdoor. The Wauwatosa Police Department received assistance in disbursing the crowd form numerous neighboring agencies.

They said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.


Scott Walker, the former governor of Wisconsin, commented on the incident on Twitter. Retweeting the Wauwatosa Police Department’s press release and a tweet from Dan O’Donnell, Walker wrote, “This is domestic terrorism. Local, county, state, and federal officials must take action.
“What will happen if Officer Mensah returns to regular street patrols and shoots and kills a fourth person, even if it is justified?” McBride said in an August 4 interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “This will place him and the city in an extraordinarily difficult situation – morally, legally, and financially – and make it even more likely that his life will be in danger.”
“I’m signing it today,” McBride said previously of the Common Council resolution urging Mensah’s firing. “We understand, it’s not just community pressure, that’s substantial. We hear it. We’ve heard it, but the experts tell us it’s extraordinarily rare, perhaps unique for one officer to be involved in three shootings that result in death while employed, especially in a five-year period. We find that a difficult situation to continue, and we also worry about putting him back on the street because he may be the target of somebody who may be displeased with him.”
The Wauwatosa Peace Officer’s Association accused the mayor and Common Council to the Journal Sentinel of having “engaged in actions to unlawfully influence and pressure the police and fire commission” and says Mensah was denied due process, which they in turn deny.

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