Sheriff David Clarke has requested the National Guard help calm the riots that broke out in Milwaukee late Saturday night.
According to Fox, Clarke consulted with Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin National Guard Major Gen. Donald Dunbar before asking for aide.
“We cannot allow for a repeat of what happened Saturday night,” the Milwaukee County Sheriff said in a statement coinciding with his Sunday morning request. “I am going to utilize all available resources to accomplish that.”
Violent riots broke out in Milwaukee Saturday night after police shot and killed a black criminal suspect carrying a firearm. (VIDEO: Milwaukee Rioters Hunt Down, Attack Whites)
Protesters reportedly set a police cruiser on fire and chanted “black power!”
Some protesters reportedly targeted and verbally assaulted white pedestrians.