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.

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