Alvin Cole Archives

Jay-Z’s Team ROC holds rally for Alvin Cole at Wauwatosa’s Hart Park

October 22, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Jay-Z’s social justice group Team ROC hosted a rally for the three victims of Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah; Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., and Antonio Gonzales at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St. Team ROC partnered with Until Freedom, and Gathering for Justice organized the rally for the family… [Read More]

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah suspended by city’s Police and Fire Commission

July 30, 2020

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah has been suspended by the city’s Police and Fire Commission (PFC). The unanimous vote by five commissioners, done virtually over Zoom because of the pandemic, came as part of a special meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that accepted administrative charges filed against Mensah by the family of Jay Anderson…. [Read More]

Families of 3 people killed by same Wauwatosa police officer protest, file complaints; Common Council responds with plans for body cameras

July 2, 2020

All over Wauwatosa on Thursday, June 18, 2020, calls for justice could be heard as the families of three people — all of whom were killed by the same Wauwatosa police officer — filed citizen complaints. Four years after Jay Anderson Jr.’s death, his family filed a citizen complaint against the officer who killed him…. [Read More]