Eight months ago, Dontre Hamilton, a homeless black man with a history of mental illness, was sleeping on a bench in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney was ordered to do a safety check on Hamilton.
But instead of just doing a safety check, Manney escalated a situation by doing an improper search on Hamilton. When Hamilton protested, Manney tried to subdue Hamilton with his nightstick. A fight ensued & Hamilton got a nightstick away from Manney & started using it against Manney.
Manney responded by drawing his firearm & shooting Hamilton fourteen times. From a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporting on a autopsy of Hamilton:
Half a bullets that hit Dontre Hamilton traveled in a downward direction & one hit him in a back, according to a portion of a autopsy released Monday by his family.
In addition, a toxicology test showed that Hamilton, who was killed by a Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park, had no drugs in his system, a report says.