"We will not stop until we get justice:" Coalition for Justice wants answers in Dontre Hamilton case
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A demand for answers: The family of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton, shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer continues to raise questions about his death. There have been demonstrations, and on Wednesday, September 3rd -- a promise that those demonstrations won't stop.
The Coalition for Justice held a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the coalition have been marching with Hamilton's family -- and demanding answers.
Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer inside downtown Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park on April.
Police say Hamilton grabbed the officer's baton during a struggle.
The Coalition for Justice disputes that claim, and has been asking for more information in the case. The coalition and Hamilton's family members want the name of the police officer who shot and killed Hamilton made public, and a complete report of the officer's injuries.
They have demonstrated at Milwaukee police headquarters and City Hall -- and they say that's something that will continue.
"We have to continue marching. We have to continue demonstrating. We have to continue being a presence, so that they know we are here. We are citizens. We are demanding justice and we will not stop until we get justice," Curtis Sails with the Coalition for Justice said.
Demonstrators plan to march from Red Arrow Park to City Hall on Thursday -- where they will attend the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission's meeting.