Justice Dept. Launches Probe in Ex-Milwaukee Cop's Fatal Shooting

The U.S. Justice Department said it will launch a civil rights review in the fatal shooting of a black man by a white Milwaukee police officer after the local district attorney decided not to press charges Monday, NBC News reported. The announcement came hours after local District Attorney, John T. Chisholm, decided not to charge Christopher Manney, the white police officer, with any criminality in the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton on April 30 — saying he "was justified in firing." Manney, responding to a complaint of a man sleeping in a public park, attempted to frisk Hamilton when a physical encounter ensued. Hamilton, Chisholm said, eventually got a hold Manney's baton, and the officer shot the mentally ill 31-year-old 14 times.

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