"Yes, he was fired, but he took a man's life," Hamilton's mother, Maria, said during a separate news conference, AP reports.


"Dontre did not attack this man," Hamilton's brother, Nate Hamilton, told AP.  "he did not have to shoot Dontre at all."

According to AP, "The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation investigated Hamilton's death under a state law that requires an outside investigator to review all officer-involved deaths. The Milwaukee County district attorney's office has asked an unnamed investigator to do a second review." An attorney for Hamilton's family noted that the FBI is reportedly looking into the shooting.

Flynn said that he decided to terminate Manney based on an Internal Affairs investigation, and while he would not say whether the former officer should face criminal charges, he did acknowledge "errors of judgment, but no malice" in Manney's handling of the confrontation. "There's got to be a way for us to hold ourselves accountable absent putting cops in jail for making mistakes," he said, AP reports.

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