31 year-old Donte Hamilton, who suffered from schizophrenia, was sleeping in a downtown Park in Milwaukee in April, 2014 when a white police officer named Christopher Manney approached him and tried to harass him. When Manney put his hands on Hamilton, the officer alleges that Hamilton resisted the harassment. That is when Officer Manney pulled out his gun and fired fourteen bullets into Donte Hamilton. The department announced in December that Christopher Manney would not face charges for the execution of the unarmed Dontre Hamilton.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a city police officer say they aren’t giving up hope that the officer will be charged.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Monday that former Officer Christopher Manney, who is white, acted in self-defense when he killed Donte Hamilton, who was black. But later in the day, U.S. Attorney James Santelle announced that the Department of Justice, his office and the FBI will review whether Manney violated federal civil rights laws.
Dontre Hamilton’s brother, Nate Hamilton, said the family hopes federal investigators can take a more objective look at the case than Milwaukee authorities and weigh all the evidence. The state Division of Criminal Investigation led the review of the case, but Nate Hamilton said the family thinks that agency works too closely with Milwaukee police to be impartial.
“I think we’ll get a better…
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