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Dontre Hamilton, 31
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 30, 2014

Agencies: United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division | Milwaukee Police Department Wisconsin

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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Hamilton, an unarmed mentally ill man, was lying on the ground near Red Arrow park when a police officer ordered him to move, then proceeded to pat him down. The officer tried to hit Hamilton with a baton, which Hamilton allegedly took away and attempted to hit the officer with it. The officer shot Hamilton 14 times, including in the back. Hamilton died at the scene.

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In April 2016 the family of Dontre Hamilton filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging the department's policies and practices led to his death.

May 2017 $2.3million settlement approved

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January 2017 Documentary at film festival

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