Family of Roberto Zielinski, shot by MPD, demand body camera video released

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The household of Roberto Zielinski are requiring to see the body video camera video footage from the day he was shot to death by Milwaukee authorities.

Authorities were contacted us to 29th and Cleveland recently where next-door neighbors had actually called 911 stating a guy was arbitrarily shooting a weapon on his front patio.

That guy was Zielinski, and his household are still having a hard time to comprehend what occurred that night.

“He has his temper, but was a reasonable man, I can’t think of something like that where he would want to retaliate in a horrible manner,” stated nephew Jacob Gonzalez.

Gonzalez stated next-door neighbors are informing them various stories from that night, however just one next-door neighbor has a story that matches what authorities stated.

Authorities stated they got a call about a guy shooting a weapon off his front patio at 29th and Cleveland May 30th.

Authorities state officers bought Roberto Zielinkski to drop his weapon, however he declined.

A 47-year-old officer with more than 6 years of service at MPD shot Zielinkski.

The household stated other next-door neighbors informed them the only gunshots they heard fired originated from Milwaukee authorities.

That inconsistency in stories is why the household is requiring authorities to launch the complete video instantly.

“There are cities that release body camera footage immediately after a police killing, Milwaukee is not one of those cities,” stated Co-Chair of the Milwaukee Alliance Versus Racist and Political Repression Omar Flores.

Waukesha authorities are examining the shooting.

No video has actually been launched up until now.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.