A police officer who shot an unarmed homeless man 14 times was not given a fair hearing after his termination, he claims in court.
Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney performed a pat-down search that led to a fatal altercation with Dontre Hamilton on April 30, 2014, in a public park.
Police Chief Edward Flynn dismissed Manney in October 2014, stating he did not have reasonable suspicion to conduct a pat-down search and exceeded use of force guidelines. Flynn’s decision was unanimously upheld by the city’s Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in March 2015.
Manney filed a judicial challenge of the board’s decision on May 8, 2015, and the case was transferred from Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Paul Van Grunsven at the request of the board, according to online court records. A petition was filed Monday with Judge Richard J. Sankovitz.