Seven years after Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed in Red Arrow Park by a Milwaukee police officer, family, friends and faith leaders remembered him and continued their push for change.
Leaders of Milwaukee’s faith community gathered for peace and justice Friday -- the 7th-anniversary of the death of Dontre Hamilton.
"The hope is that through the platform provided by the protest on August 20, these cases will earn the national coverage that they deserve," organizers said in the release.
MILWAUKEE -- A march in Milwaukee Monday, June 8 was focused on changing the direction of the Milwaukee Police Department -- with demonstrators calling for more money to be invested in community programs.It was a long march -- about 4 miles in total, starting at Sherman Park and ending at Red Arrow Park.Through art, poetry and signs, the group urged city leaders to defund police and give the money back to black communities -- part of a movement called "Reclaim the 414." Sherman Park and Red Arrow Park were the locations of the fatal police shootings of Sylville Smith in August 2016 and Dontre Hamilton in April 2014.
MILWAUKEE -- It has been six years since protests shut down streets in Milwaukee following the officer-involved shooting that took the life of Dontre Hamilton.
MILWAUKEE -- Several organizations came together on Saturday morning, Aug. 31 for one cause: Stopping violence in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE -- The former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park in April of 2014 has lost another case against the city.A federal judge dismissed Christopher Manney's civil case.
MILWAUKEE -- Testimony began on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the trial of a Brown Deer police officer charged for shooting a suspect during an attempted arrest in March 2016.
MADISON — A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld the firing of a Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a black man.Former Officer Christopher Manney found Dontre Hamilton lying on the ground in a downtown park in 2014.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Common Council approved on Wednesday, May 31st a $2.3 million settlement from the City of Milwaukee to the estate and son of Dontre Hamilton, three years after his death.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Common Council's Judiciary and Legislation Committee approved a resolution on Monday, May 22nd authorizing a settlement payment of $200,000 to the estate and children of Barbara Killebrew, and a $2.3 million settlement for the family of Dontre Hamilton.Killebrew, 60, was stabbed repeatedly on June 24, 2014 near 24th Place and Melvina in Milwaukee -- by her estranged boyfriend.
MILWAUKEE -- The attorney for the family of Dontre Hamilton tells FOX6 News the family has reached a proposed $2.3 million settlement with the City of Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE -- It has been three years to the day since Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed by a now, former Milwaukee police officer.
MILWAUKEE -- The family of Dontre Hamilton continues to celebrate the memory of his life rather than just how he died.
MILWAUKEE -- It's being considered a legal victory for the family of Dontre Hamilton.
MILWAUKEE -- The family of Dontre Hamilton has received a partial victory in federal court, after a judge in a civil suit ruled former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney violated his constitutional rights by illegally patting Hamilton down before he shot Hamilton in April of 2014 in Red Arrow Park.The ruling will undoubtedly play a huge role in the upcoming jury trial against Manney and the city -- set to begin in May.
MILWAUKEE -- The family of Dontre Hamilton will be getting some national attention next week.