- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee police officer who was fired for improper procedure in the lead-up to a fatal shooting will go to court to get his job back.

Officer Christopher Manney’s attorney told The Associated Press in an email that Manney would “certainly” appeal his dismissal in circuit court.

Manney was fired last fall after he fatally shot Dontre Hamilton in a downtown park. Manney had gone to check on Hamilton’s welfare, but the check turned into a violent confrontation in which Hamilton grabbed Manney’s baton and hit him with it.

Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney because he said the officer improperly started a patdown of Hamilton when it wasn’t called for. Hamilton’s family has said he was schizophrenic.

A panel of police commissioners upheld Flynn’s decision this week.

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