- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs has activated its emergency operations center after it was announced a former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a man in April won’t face criminal charges.

The emergency operations center was opened Monday to monitor the situation in Milwaukee.

Its opening comes hours after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced he would not file charges against former officer Christopher Manney in the killing of Dontre Hamilton.

The emergency operations center will coordinate activities between any affected state agencies.

Gov. Scott Walker said last week he would call up the National Guard if there is any violent reaction to the prosecutor’s decision. Police arrested 74 protesters Friday who blocked rush hour traffic on Interstate 43 in Milwaukee.

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