- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A march and rally will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of a man by a police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park.

Officer Christopher Manney shot Dontre Hamilton on April 30, 2014 after responding to a call of a man sleeping. According to Manney’s account, Hamilton grabbed the officer’s baton and attacked him with it, forcing him to open fire. He shot Hamilton 14 times.

Hamilton’s family has said he suffered from schizophrenia but was not violent.

Organizers say there will be a march April 30 that ends with a rally at the park where Hamilton died.

They say they want to stand against injustice in their communities and hope the anniversary events will help bring awareness to the stigma around mental health and homelessness.


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