Calmer Night Follows Unrest in Milwaukee Neighborhood

MILWAUKEE (AP) -
Police prepare to close a park in Milwaukee, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Following a night of violence that left half a dozen businesses in flames, the Milwaukee police chief expressed surprise at the level of unrest that erupted after the fatal shooting of a black man by a black officer. "This was, quite frankly, unanticipated," Chief Edward Flynn said Monday, two days after the worst of the rioting hit the Sherman Park neighborhood on the city's economically depressed and largely black north side. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Police prepare to close a park in Milwaukee, Monday. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Residents in a Milwaukee neighborhood marred by violence and destruction in the wake of a police shooting are waking up Tuesday after a much calmer night.

The Sherman Park neighborhood erupted in chaos Saturday night after a black suspect was fatally shot by a black Milwaukee police officer. Businesses burned, gunshots rang out and police in riot gear were pelted with rocks and other objects. The violence continued, to a lesser degree, on Sunday night.

Officials promised strict enforcement of a 10 p.m. curfew for teens Monday night and closed Sherman Park at 6 p.m.

Police Chief Edward Flynn says there were some confrontations and six people were arrested Monday night, but that the neighborhood was relatively calm compared to the weekend.