MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials have approved a $2.3 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer.
The deal for the family of Dontre Hamilton still news a signature from Mayor Tom Barrett. The Milwaukee Common Council gave its unanimous approval Wednesday.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
Officer Christopher Manney was responding to a complaint of a man sleeping in a downtown Milwaukee park when he encountered Hamilton. Manney says Hamilton attacked him as he frisked him for weapons. The officer says he shot Hamilton in self-defense. Hamilton was shot 14 times.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
Manney was fired for violating department rules when he encountered Hamilton, not for the fatal shooting.
Hamilton’s family later sued the city over Dontre’s death.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
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