- The Milwaukee County district attorney says he's confident the public will see he made a fair decision in not charging a white Milwaukee police officer in the shooting death of a black man.
John Chisholm said the officer, Christopher Manney, was justified in using deadly force when his encounter with Dontre Hamilton turned into a fight last April. Manney shot Hamilton 14 times after Hamilton got control of the officer's baton.
Chisholm said the release of the full investigative file will help people understand what went into the decision.
Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney in October, saying the officer didn't follow proper procedure when he tried to pat down Hamilton during a welfare check.
Chisholm said his decision addresses only whether Manney was justified in using deadly force.
The family of Dontre Hamilton is ``extremely disappointed'' that the officer who shot him at a Milwaukee park in April won't face criminal charges.
A statement from the Hamilton family's attorney says the family has reached out to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Milwaukee and is calling for a federal investigation.
The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs has activated its emergency operations to monitor the situation in Milwaukee.
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