The Latest: Milwaukee mayor lifts emergency curfew rules

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black man by police in Milwaukee (all times local):

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is easing curfew restrictions for teenagers that were put in place after a police shooting earlier this month sparked violence.

Barrett issued a proclamation Monday saying the restrictions were no longer needed.

On Aug. 15, the mayor expanded the city’s existing curfew to apply to anyone under 18 instead of those under 17. It also took effect an hour earlier, at 10 p.m.

The change was made after 23-year-old Sylville Smith was killed Aug. 13. A few hours after Smith’s death, a protest on Milwaukee’s largely black north side erupted into violence that reignited the following night in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

Smith’s funeral will be held Friday at Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Milwaukee.


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Wisconsin’s attorney general says a fatal police shooting in Milwaukee that sparked two nights of violence was recorded by not one but two body cameras.

The state is investigating the Aug. 13 shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Authorities have said he was fleeing police and that footage from the officer’s body camera clearly shows Smith holding a handgun and turning toward an officer when he was shot.

Attorney General Brad Schimel says authorities are reviewing that as well as a second video recorded by another officer’s body camera. He says the vantage points are similar.

Schimel says the videos won’t be released until after the county prosecutor decides whether to charge the officer.

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