— A judge has upheld the firing of a white Milwaukee
police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man
officer Christopher Manney was fired for his actions
leading up to Dontre Hamilton's death, but not for the
appealed his firing to the circuit court after losing an
appeal with the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2agEOjm
) that Judge Richard Sankovitz said Manney was fired for
violating department rules and that his decision to
frisk Hamilton escalated a routine police encounter into
was responding to a complaint of a man sleeping in a
park when he says he was attacked and opened fire in
self-defense. He shot Hamilton 14 times.
was never charged in the shooting.