Jay-Z’s Team Roc calls for the immediate firing of an officer who has already shot and killed three Black men.
Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah is under fire after shooting and killing his third Black man in the last five years. The first shooting came just six months after he was hired by the department—the most recent a few months back.
The social justice sector of the mogul’s Roc Nation company penned an open letter to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The letter was also published on Twitter.
“How many more people have to die at the hands of Officer Joseph Mensah?” the letter asks. “Nineteen shots and three deaths in five years are not a pattern of accidents.”
“If you fail to prosecute Mensah, you’re doing a disservice to the legacies of Alvin Cole, Antonio Gonzales and Jay Anderson, ignoring the lives of black, brown and LGBTQ citizens in your county and essentially allowing for the possibility of a future catastrophe,” said the advertisement in the Journal Sentinel.
Read the full letter above.