- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The family of a man shot to death by a police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park says they aren’t satisfied with his firing and won’t rest until he’s charged with a crime.

Dontre Hamilton, 31, was shot 14 times in a confrontation April 30 with Officer Christopher Manney.

Police Chief Edward Flynn announced Manney’s firing Wednesday. He said Manney violated policy by trying to pat down Hamilton without reasonable suspicion. Flynn says that led to a fight and the use of deadly force that might have been avoided.

Some activists have compared the shooting to that of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and several protests have been staged.

Hamilton’s brother Nate says marches will continue with the goal of getting the county prosecutor to charge Manney.



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