Mr. Hamilton was shot with 14 bullets by an officer who instigated an altercation with an illegal pat-down. The officer has since been relieved (the first such sanction in the history of Milwaukee). The family has peaceably engaged in protests while awaiting a determination of whether criminal charges will be brought against Christopher Manney, the officer who unlawfully instigated a pat-down and then killed Mr. Hamilton. The AP story and related video are available here: http://news.yahoo.com/milwaukee-family-seeks-charges-police-shooting-051145114.html;_ylt=AwrBEiHfSU5UblAAFF3QtDMD
We are counsel to the family of Dontre Hamilton in this matter. Thursday, October 30, 2014, will mark since months since the killing, and the District Attorney of Milwaukee still has yet to make a decision as to whether to criminally charge the officer, citing the need for outside sources to do an independent use of force evaluation.
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