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Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

The shooting of Dontre Hamilton occurred on April 30, 2014, when a white police officer, Christopher Manney, fatally shot and killed a black man, Dontre Hamilton, at Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park. Hamilton was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney in October, saying he had instigated the fight with an inappropriate pat-down, and the district attorney declined to prosecute finding the use of force to be in self-defense.[1][2][3]

Though no criminal charges were brought, the police officer involved was fired after the incident, which was questioned and upheld by a panel of Fire ad Police Commissioners without explanation. A federal investigation is ongoing as of April 2015 to determine whether there were any civil rights violations.[4]

The Black Lives Matter movement has protested Hamilton's death.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Dontre Hamilton case: Former officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting". 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Howard Koplowitz (2014-12-22). "Dontre Hamilton Shooting: Milkwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney Not Charged As Protests Ignite". International Business Times. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Milwaukee shooting: Federal probe for Dontre Hamilton death". BBC News. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  4. ^ Luthern, Ashley (April 14, 2015). "Dontre Hamilton family to mark one-year anniversary of shooting".  
  5. ^ Seigle, Max. "Many participate in 'Black Lives Matter' rally downtown".  
  6. ^ "From our family Young, Gifted and Black in Madison, WI.". Black Lives Matter. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
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