Milwaukee police

An unarmed Black man who police shot has been vindicated through recently released video footage that shows he posed no threat when police fired on him at close range last year in Milwaukee.

  Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has slapped the city of Milwaukee and its police department with a lawsuit, claiming officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a mere parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is African-American. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday, accusing […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of six black and Latino plaintiffs who say they’ve been […]

Dontre Hamilton, 31, was shot 14 times in April 2014 by former officer Christopher Manney, who said he fired in self-defense.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in a downtown park in April won’t face criminal charges, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said in an emailed press release that Christopher Manney won’t be charged because […]