Residents in the Williamson-Marquette neighborhood are invited to a Q&A session Monday night to get more information and to give input about the June 30 fatal shooting of Michael William Schumacher by a Madison police officer.
Ald. Marsha Rummel of the Sixth District is inviting neighbors to the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St., for the session beginning at 7 p.m. Monday.
Rummel said in an email on Friday that Madison Police Capt. Carl Gloede will attend the event, but might not be able to answer all the questions people have about the fatal shooting of Schumacher by Officer Hector Rivera.
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Schumacher was shot after he reportedly moved aggressively toward the officer while holding a pitchfork.
"The last few weeks, and especially the last few days, have been deeply distressing for our community and the country, with regard to police use of force and the disparate and deadly impact on communities of color and people with mental wellness challenges and drug/alcohol issues," Rummel said.
"My hope is that our neighborhood and city can work respectfully through the tension to find common ground — safety and human dignity for all — and a way forward to achieve that goal."