April 19, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WDJT, 25-year-old Joel Acevedo was killed by an off-duty Milwaukee Police officer in the officer's home.
A criminal complaint cited by WDJT alleges that the officer called 911 and said he needed help. Acevedo was heard saying "I swear I'll go home. I swear," on the call. When other officers arrived at the scene, they allegedly found the officer straddling Acevedo, who was laying on his stomach. Acevedo was not moving when the additional officers arrived, and the officer who was charged for the death said he was unsure if Acevedo was breathing, according to the complaint.
The complaint said the officer had a party the night prior, and claimed Acevedo was going through his pockets when he woke up. Acevedo attempted to leave but got into a fight with someone else, and then the charged officer grabbed him around the neck, according to the complaint. An autopsy said Acevedo choked to death.
The officer, Michael Mattioli, was suspended and charged with first degree reckless homicide, WDJT reported.