- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn is praising a panel of police commissioners for upholding his firing of a white officer who fatally shot a black man in a downtown park last year.

Flynn spoke at a news conference Tuesday, the day after the three-commissioner panel upheld his firing of Christopher Manney. Flynn fired Manney for not following the rules when he tried to search Dontre Hamilton moments before they began fighting.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1GRuwjB ) reports Flynn also criticized those who want criminal charges filed. He said: “Every time a cop uses deadly force, someone wants to put that cop in jail.”

In December, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm ruled that Manney acted in self-defense and would not be charged.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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