Christopher Manney loses appeal to rejoin the Milwaukee Police Department
MILWAUKEE — Christopher Manney has lost his appeal with the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission to rejoin the Milwaukee Police Department.
Manney shot and killed 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30, 2014. He was fired in October 2014.
In hearings, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said Manney’s actions escalated the interaction with a mentally ill man to the point deadly force was necessary. In his closing statements during the appeal hearing before the FPC panel, Chief Flynn’s attorney argued Manney should be held responsible.
Manney has never faced criminal charges in this case.
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