News

The Latest: Prosecutor confidence in the charging of a Milwaukee cop

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office shows a Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is charged with reckless homicide in the Aug. 13, 2016, shooting death of Sylville Smith, according to online court records Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Heaggan-Brown shot Smith, who is also black, after a traffic stop on the city’s north side. The shooting sparked two nights of riots in the city. (Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

(Associated Press)

MILWAUKEE – The Last on a reckless murder charge being filed against a Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a black man in August, sparking two nights of riots on the city from the north side: (all times are local):

2:40 pm

A Wisconsin prosecutor says he’s confident that in the case he brings against a Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a black man in August.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm filed a reckless homicide charge Thursday against Dominique Heaggan-Brown in the death of the 23-year-old Sylville Smith.

A criminal complaint said Smith had a gun at Heaggan-Brown shot him the first time, but no longer had his gun as Heaggan-Brown fired a second shot into his chest, killing him.

Chisholm said he consulted use-of-force experts before submitting the indictment.

He spoke after Heaggan-Brown, who was fired in October on a non-related charges, made his first appearance Friday. A judge bail-in of $100,000.

___

12:02 pm:

A former Milwaukee police officer is set to appear in court after he is accused of reckless murder in the killing of a black man.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown is charged in the Aug. 13 death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a shot of him two days of rioting on Milwaukee north side. His first appearance is Friday.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said the police body-camera video shows that Smith had a gun in his hand, while Heaggan-Brown fired the first shot hit Smith in the biceps. Chisholm said Heaggan-Brown’s second shot to Smith’s chest came after Smith was and no longer had a gun. The shots were fired in less than two seconds.

Heaggan-Brown in October after he was accused in an alleged sexual assault.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular