CNN Regrets Misleading Edit in Milwaukee Report

August 17, 2016 2:26 pm Last Updated: August 18, 2016 1:02 pm

NEW YORK—CNN says it regrets leaving out a woman’s call for violence in the suburbs of Milwaukee following the fatal shooting of her brother by police in the city over the weekend.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14:  Carol Costello attends the 2015 Moves Power Forum at Red Door Spa on April 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Carol Costello at the 2015 Moves Power Forum at Red Door Spa in New York City on April 14, 2015. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Violence erupted in Milwaukee on Saturday following the shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Police say he had a gun in his hand when he turned toward the officer, who opened fire. His sister, Sherelle Smith, spoke to reporters Sunday, calling for peace in the city, saying “don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here” before suggesting people should take the violence to the suburbs.

A report that aired on CNN on Monday only included Smith condemning the violence.

CNN anchor Carol Costello said on-air Wednesday that she regretted that the second part of Smith’s statement was left out.