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Regional
3:33 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Hamilton Family Releases Some Autopsy Findings, While Continuing to Wait for DA Decision

Dontre Hamilton's family, friends and supporters have held a number of marches and rallies, calling for answers about his death.
Credit Dontre - Never Forget, Facebook

The autopsy results released, seven months after an MPD officer killed Dontre Hamilton, indicate 14 bullets' trajectories, head injuries, no illegal drugs.

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Regional
2:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Milwaukee NAACP Leader: We Need to Review Policing

Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest near Ferguson, Missouri.
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Fred Royal says the country needs to understand why police have violent confrontations with African American men.

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Regional
5:01 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Funeral Held for Five-Year-Old Milwaukee Shooting Victim

Five-year-old Laylah Petersen was laid to rest on Wednesday

Family and friends laid five-year-old Laylah Petersen to rest on Wednesday.

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Regional
8:24 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Emotions Run High at Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission Meeting

Police officers and Dontre Hamilton supporters pack the Washington Park Senior Center for a Fire and Police Commission meeting
Credit LaToya Dennis

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission last night held its first meeting since Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Officer Christopher Manney.

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Politics & Government
11:53 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Milwaukee Police Vote: No Confidence in Chief Flynn

Members of the Milwaukee Police Association cast a no-confidence vote Thursday at Serb Hall.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The vote follows the police chief's decision to fire an officer, who shot and killed a mentally ill man in a downtown park, in April.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Members of Milwaukee's Police Union Vote on Whether to Support Chief Flynn

Milwaukee police take no confidence vote on whether to continue to support Chief Flynn
Credit Milwaukee Police / Riemann

The relationship between Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and officers on the force remains tense.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Council Committee Considers Ways to Better Monitor Police-Citizen Interactions

MPD will test body cameras on officers, continue policy of noting the race of people stopped

The Milwaukee Police Department intends to purchase a number of body cameras for officers to wear.

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Regional
5:23 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Says Younger Kids Committing More Serious Crimes

The young men say Running Rebels has had a positive influence on their lives
Credit LaToya Dennis

Milwaukee recently experienced a rash of armed robberies and car jackings.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Milwaukee Police Chief Warns Body Cameras Could Have Unintended Consequences

Metropolitan Police in London Trial The Use Of Body Cameras​
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As the use of police body cameras across the country grows, Milwaukee police are piloting the technology.

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Regional
5:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Friends And Family of Dontre Hamilton Call For Answers

Friends and family members of Dontre Hamilton held a rally Monday in Red Arrow Park
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Several dozen people rallied late Monday in downtown Milwaukee. They demanded justice in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

The protest was held at Red Arrow Park, the place where a Milwaukee police officer show Hamilton more than a dozen times in April.

One person attending the rally was Curtis Sails, a friend of the Hamilton family.  He says he finds many aspects of the case alarming.

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