— Supporters and family members of a black man fatally
shot by a white Milwaukee officer have protested a tree
lighting ceremony in the downtown park where he was killed.
) about 20 people held signs calling for justice for
31-year-old Dontre Hamilton on Thursday evening as city
leaders gathered to light the city and county Christmas tree
in Red Arrow Park. Hamilton's family members say it was
insensitive to hold the tree lighting there.
Christopher Manney was fired after he fatally shot Hamilton
14 times in April. The police chief says he fired Manney for
instigating the fight that led to the shooting. Manney is
appealing his termination.
Milwaukee County district attorney's office hasn't said
whether criminal charges will be filed against Manney.