Suburban Milwaukee Police Officer Who Has Killed 3 People Since 2015 Set To Resign

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Wauwatosa, Wis., police officer Joseph Mensah reached a separation agreement allowing him to resign Nov. 30. He has killed three people while on duty, including a teenager in February.
Suburban Milwaukee Police Officer Who Has Killed 3 People Since 2015 Set To Resign

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Joseph Mensah, a Wauwatosa, Wisc., police officer who has been suspended from the department since this summer, is being allowed to resign at the end of this month, city officials announced.

Mensah has been suspended from the suburban Milwaukee police department since July 15. He has shot and killed three people in the line of duty since 2015, according to multiple reports, including a Black teenager outside a shopping mall in February.

The Wauwatosa Common Council announced it entered a separation agreement on Tuesday with Mensah, the Wauwatosa Peace Officers' Association and the city's police department.

The resignation is effective Nov. 30.

"Now is the time for all of us to come together and heal," Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said in a statement.

"We've made substantial progress during 2020, and in the coming year we'll continue to focus on positive change for our community," McBride continued. "As before, I'm committed to working with the Common Council, the city's Equity and Inclusion Commission, and members of the public to make that happen."

Prior to the resignation announcement, a hearing was scheduled for next month before the city's police and fire commission, which would have provided an opportunity for Mensah, who is Black, to hold on to his job, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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