- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee County district attorney says he’s confident the public will see he made a fair decision in not charging a white Milwaukee police officer in the shooting death of a black man.

John Chisholm said the officer, Christopher Manney, was justified in using deadly force when his encounter with Dontre (DON’-tray) Hamilton turned into a fight last April. Manney shot Hamilton 14 times after Hamilton got control of the officer’s baton.

Chisholm said the release of the full investigative file will help people understand what went into the decision.

Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney in October, saying the officer didn’t follow proper procedure when he tried to pat down Hamilton during a welfare check.

Chisholm said his decision addresses only whether Manney was justified in using deadly force.

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