- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The family of Dontre Hamilton is “extremely disappointed” that the officer who shot him at a Milwaukee park in April won’t face criminal charges.

A statement from the Hamilton family’s attorney says the family has reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee and is calling for a federal investigation.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Monday that former police officer Christopher Manney won’t be charged because he shot Hamilton in self-defense.

Police have said that Manny shot Hamilton after Hamilton grabbed the officer’s baton and struck him with it.

The statement from attorney Jonathan Safran says the Hamilton family has seen no evidence Manney was attacked. The statement says the case “cries out for justice.”

A message left with Manny’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.



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