Racine officials address deadly officer-involved shooting, DOJ releases names of officers
In a press conference Monday, Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Police Chief Art Howell gave brief comments but did not offer any details on the investigation.
Instead, they pledged their support to Shannon's family and said it's been a challenging week for Racine. When it was over, Donte Shannon's father told CBS 58 he is not satisfied.
“We still don’t know who actually shot him, what actually happened. They are giving us roundabout statements. We need more information. It needs to be credible. Because this is tormenting to me," said Nakia Shannon, Donte Shannon's father.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has released the names of the officers involved in the officer-involved shooting death in Racine on January 17.
The DOJ says Investigator Chad Stillman and Officer Peter Boeck have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Investigator Stillman has been a law enforcement officer for 15 years and Officer Boeck for 16 years. Both law enforcement officers have been employed by Racine Police Department for the entirety of their law enforcement careers.
The DOJ's Division of Criminal Investigation is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Racine County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, the city is holding a Town Hall at City Hall to give the public a chance to speak. Shannon's family says they will be back for that meeting Monday night.