Chief Flynn talks protests, violence following grand jury decision in Ferguson

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn joined FOX6 WakeUp Wednesday morning, November 26th to talk about the protests in Milwaukee and Ferguson following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

In Ferguson on Monday, it was announced a grand jury has decided there is no probable cause to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown.

That decision led to outrage and protests in Ferguson and across the country — including here in Milwaukee.

The case out of Ferguson is similar to the case here in Milwaukee involving Dontre Hamilton. 31-year-old Hamilton was shot and killed in April by Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney. Manney has been terminated from the Milwaukee Police Department over his handling of Hamilton that day — a termination he’s appealing.

Meanwhile, Dontre Hamilton’s family continues to await a decision out of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office as to whether Christopher Manney will face criminal charges in the shooting. It’s a decision they have waited to hear for nearly seven months.

Milwaukee police say a sergeant and an officer were injured on Tuesday night, November 25th — as Dontre Hamilton supporters attempted to enter the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game. This, as a large crowd of supporters gathered nearly 24 hours after the grand jury decision was handed down in Ferguson.

On Wednesday morning, Chief Flynn shared his thoughts on the protests and violence.

Click the video above to watch the full interview.

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