Man suspected of arson during Milwaukee riots indicted
MILWAUKEE — Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee have indicted a 20-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a gas station during rioting last year after a police officer fatally shot a black man.
The U.S. District Attorney’s Office announced the two-count indictment against Toronse Carter on Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty through a public defense attorney during his first appearance in federal court and is being detained without bail.
Prosecutors have already charged two other men suspected of participating in rioting and arson on Milwaukee’s north side in the aftermath of the police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith on Aug. 13, 2016. A jury in June concluded that the officer who shot Smith, Dominique Heaggan-Brown, was justified in using deadly force.
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