To stand against injustice: March, rally planned to mark one year since Dontre Hamilton shot & killed

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Dontre Hamilton

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A march and rally will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Dontre Hamilton by former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee.

Manney shot Hamilton on April 30th, 2014 after responding to a call of a man sleeping in the park. 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 30th 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.

Manney was fired from the Milwaukee Police Department for his handling of Dontre Hamilton. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office declined to criminally charge Manney in this case. A Fire and Police Commission panel ruled Manney’s use of force violated policy, and upheld his termination — meaning he will never again be a Milwaukee police officer.

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5 comments

  • Lost Chronicles

    Wow Fox 6 moderators are getting more stricter rules I didn’t post any obscenities and my comment gets deleted you’ve got to be kidding me?

    • What!

      It’s other commenters reporting you because they don’t agree. It’ll be re-posted if it passes the actual moderators.

  • chris

    These people need to get a life. The city of Milwaukee is sick and tired of the Hamiltons. Their 15 minutes of fame was up 8 months ago. Since dontre was shot, these media hacks will discuss or disagree with anything that gets them in the news whether it’s police shootings to the trolley. I’m waiting to read when Nate is arrested for robbery or violent crime.

  • hunter

    enough is enough ,get a job ,your cause is not working look at milwaukee alone,you people show up when it is over 40 degrees,i would also like to see that taxpayers are not flipping the bill for these trips to washington.

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