MILWAUKEE — 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
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.
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.