The African-American Milwaukee police officer who shot dead a black man Saturday, touching off violent riots, has reportedly received death threats.
The police officer, whose identity was reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel but could not be confirmed by FoxNews.com, is reportedly a 24-year-old patrolman who went to high school with Sylville Smith, who was allegedly holding a gun and ignored orders to drop it when he was shot. Thousands of people have circulated a photo, purportedly of the police officer, on Facebook, with some posts accompanied by threats and even his home address.
“Now y'all see his face if he's seen anywhere in the city drop him,” read one post reported by the Journal Sentinel.
Another poster threatened to “shoot him right in his head.”
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