No Federal Criminal Civil Charges for Manney in Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

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The family of Dontre Hamilton had a meeting with federal prosecutors Tuesday morning about the possibility of federal civil rights charges against former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney. During that meeting, the family was told that Manney would not be charged for shooting Dontre Hamilton 14 times in April, 2014.

In a statement to CBS 58, the Hamilton family said they are "extremely disappointed with the decision, and are also dismayed by the length of time it took the federal government to make this decision."

The statement goes on to say that the Hamilton family is prepared to file a Civil Rights lawsuit to be filed by the Hamilton family attorneys in Federal Court. 

Christopher Manney was fired for the incident on October 15, 2014. That firing was upheld by the Fire & Police Commission this year. Manney has appealed the termination in Milwaukee County Circuit Court which is not expected to be decide until Spring, 2016. 

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