On Friday, Memorial Hall Museum in Rockford, Illinois, lost one of its many statues in the aftermath of the shooting.
The bronze statue, titled “I am an American Hero,” was placed on a pedestal in the park.
The sculpture was originally intended to commemorate a local police officer who died in the line of duty.
The statue was put in place in honor of the Rev. Al Sharpton.
According to the Rockford Sun, the museum said the statue’s placement “may not be appropriate for the public.”
It was replaced with a bronze representation of a woman.
The Associated Press reported the statue was removed from its pedestal and put on a “safe location.”
The Chicago Tribune reports the sculpture was placed in its place on Monday, July 27.
“I’m very saddened,” said Michael De La Torre, the director of the museum.
“We had a statue in our hall.
We have a statue of our own that was installed in the Hall of Honor.”
He told the Chicago Tribune that the statue has not been in the museum since July 27 and that he would “like to see it restored.”
“I don’t think it should be removed,” De La Trertor said.
“And it doesn’t belong here.
We’re not trying to make money off of it.”
The statue had previously been installed in a separate location.
It was removed on Monday after protests in Chicago over police brutality against African-Americans in the wake of the killing of Mike Brown.
In 2015, a statue dedicated to former President Barack Obama was also removed from a statue at the Rockfield Memorial Center in Rockfield, Illinois.
In the same year, a bronze statue of former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold was also taken down from its permanent installation.