The entrepreneur rapper and Team Roc — the social justice arm of Roc Nation that Jay-Z based — supplied their help after studying that no prices had been introduced in opposition to Joseph Mensah, the officer who shot Cole on February 2.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm mentioned there was “sufficient evidence” exhibiting that Mensah believed lethal power was vital and “that belief was objectively reasonable.”
Some two dozen individuals had been arrested Thursday, two of whom requested for medical consideration, Wauwatosa police mentioned in a information launch Friday. Alvin’s mom and sisters had been additionally arrested.
“Our hearts break for the family of Alvin Cole and the Wauwatosa community,” Dania Diaz, director of Team Roc, mentioned in a press release. “Not only did the District Attorney’s Office fail to hold Officer Joseph Mensah accountable for killing Alvin, but the local police also arrested and injured Alvin’s mother Tracy and his sisters as they peacefully protested alongside Jacob Blake’s father.”
Jay-Z and Team Roc are additionally calling on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to nominate a particular prosecutor to analyze the taking pictures.
In July, Jay-Z took out a full-page advert in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calling for Mensah’s prosecution.
CNN’s Mallika Kallingal, Sara Sidner and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.