Milwaukee property damage from unrest could reach millions

  • Source: Sun Prairie Star
  • Published: 08/18/2016 03:41 AM

The latest on violence in Milwaukee following the shooting of a black man by a police officer (all times local): 11 a.m. Federal officials say the cost of damage to eight businesses that were burned during violence in a north side Milwaukee neighborhood could exceed several million dollars. A team of special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the fires that destroyed or damaged a BP gas station, an auto parts store, a bank, a beauty supply shop, a grocery store and three liquor stores on Saturday and Sunday. The team is using dogs to help detect accelerants. The agency is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Special agent Joel Lee would not disclose how many calls or tips have been generated by the offer. 7:30 a.m. Federal arson and explosives specialists are searching the rubble of the businesses destroyed or damaged by violence in a Milwaukee neighborhood. Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Response Team are looking for evidence that could lead them to the people that caused the destruction Saturday and Sunday in the Sherman Park neighborhood on Milwaukee's north side.


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