Milwaukee police Chief Ed Flynn said his officers were fired on during the weekend riots, which he believes were incited by Chicago-based activists.
"It certainly appears there are people who are willing to shoot at (police) without concern of whether they injure or kill them," Flynn said. "… We do have people who are recklessly firing firearms generally, and clearly some of them are firing at police."
Flynn cast blame on some Chicago-based activists representing the Revolutionary Communist Party, who apparently organized young people to take to the streets and march on the then-barricaded District 7 police station, which received a number of threats, the Chicago Tribune reports.
"The (group) showed up, and actually they’re the ones who started to cause problems leading into evening by marching and trying to take over Sherman and Burleigh," Flynn said. "That was about 11:30 at night. We made it to 11:30 in the evening, and we had these characters show up …"