The entrepreneur rapper and Crew Roc — the social justice arm of Roc Nation that Jay-Z based — supplied their help after studying that no fees have been introduced towards Joseph Mensah, the officer who shot Cole on February 2.
Cole was shot and killed outdoors a Wauwatosa mall when police responded to a disturbance name, police stated. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber instructed reporters on the time that Cole fired a gun earlier than an officer returned fireplace.
Milwaukee County District Lawyer John T. Chisholm stated there was “ample proof” displaying that Mensah believed lethal pressure was essential and “that perception was objectively affordable.”
Some two dozen folks have been arrested Thursday, two of whom requested for medical consideration, Wauwatosa police stated in a information launch Friday. Alvin’s mom and sisters have been additionally arrested.
“Our hearts break for the household of Alvin Cole and the Wauwatosa neighborhood,” Dania Diaz, director of Crew Roc, stated in an announcement. “Not solely did the District Lawyer’s Workplace fail to carry Officer Joseph Mensah accountable for killing Alvin, however the native police additionally arrested and injured Alvin’s mom Tracy and his sisters as they peacefully protested alongside Jacob Blake’s father.”
Jay-Z and Crew Roc are additionally calling on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to nominate a particular prosecutor to research the taking pictures.
In July, Jay-Z took out a full-page advert within the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calling for Mensah’s prosecution.
This is not the primary time Jay-Z has been vocal on social justice points. The billionaire took out full-page adverts throughout the nation in dedication to George Floyd in June and in 2015 posted bail for protesters marching towards police brutality.
CNN’s Mallika Kallingal, Sara Sidner and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.