- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Federal officials say they’ll review the shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee for a possible civil rights violation.

Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old man whose family said he was mentally ill, was shot to death last April in a downtown park after he struggled with Officer Christopher Manney. The Milwaukee County prosecutor announced Monday that Manney’s use of force was justified self-defense, and he wouldn’t be charged in the case.

Hamilton’s family immediately requested a federal review. The U.S. attorney for Milwaukee announced just a few hours later that the Department of Justice would do so.

Manny was fired in October. Chief Edward Flynn said he violated procedure by trying to frisk Hamilton on a simple welfare check.

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