ACLU

There are still loose ends in the case of a white Milwaukee police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man.

This week, the city’s Fire and Police Commission upheld former officer Christopher Manney’s dismissal. Members agreed with the chief that Manney violated department policy in his encounter last April with Dontre Hamilton and deserved to lose his job because of the harm caused.

Erin Toner

The U.S. Department of Justice will begin a civil rights probe of the police shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, after local prosecutors determined no criminal charges were warranted.

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Update, August 19, 2014: Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager, some residents accuse police of acting as a military force rather than peace-keepers

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill into law that places additional conditions on abortions in Wisconsin.