US Police expert: Ex-officer justified in Milwaukee shooting

23:26  19 june  2017
23:26  19 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Only 1 Percent of Police Shootings Are Ruled a Crime

  Only 1 Percent of Police Shootings Are Ruled a Crime The recent acquittals in both Milwaukee and St. Paul follow a highly familiar pattern.A police officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been acquitted in the fatal shooting of Sylville K. Smith, a 23-year-old man whose death sparked two days of protest in the city last August. The verdict follows last week’s acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the death of Philando Castile, an incident that drew similar national attention after Castile’s girlfriend streamed the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man last year (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A police expert in the use of deadly force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in

MILWAUKEE — The Latest on the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man last year (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A police expert in the use of deadly force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase “acted

Dominique Heaggan-Brown listens to the statement he made to investigators after the shooting is read back to him in court by Special Agent Raymond Gibbs of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. Heaggan-Brown, a former Milwaukee police officer on trial in a fatal shooting that sparked riots in a predominantly black neighborhood, said Friday he will not testify, as his attorneys prepare to begin presenting his defense. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP, Pool)© The Associated Press Dominique Heaggan-Brown listens to the statement he made to investigators after the shooting is read back to him in court by Special Agent Raymond Gibbs of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. Heaggan-Brown, a former Milwaukee police officer on trial in a fatal shooting that sparked riots in a predominantly black neighborhood, said Friday he will not testify, as his attorneys prepare to begin presenting his defense. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP, Pool)

MILWAUKEE — A police expert in the use of deadly force testified Monday that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in accordance with his training."

Only 1 Percent of Police Shootings Are Ruled a Crime

  Only 1 Percent of Police Shootings Are Ruled a Crime The recent acquittals in both Milwaukee and St. Paul follow a highly familiar pattern.A police officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been acquitted in the fatal shooting of Sylville K. Smith, a 23-year-old man whose death sparked two days of protest in the city last August. The verdict follows last week’s acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the death of Philando Castile, an incident that drew similar national attention after Castile’s girlfriend streamed the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man last year (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A police expert in the use of deadly force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in

The testimony came as attorneys for Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, presented their case that the former officer acted in self-defense during his brief encounter with Sylville Smith, who ran from a traffic stop holding a gun on Aug. 13.

"From what (Heaggan-Brown) knew, he was presented with a deadly threat and responded," said Robert Willis, who has trained police officers and wrote Wisconsin's Defensive and Arrest Tactics Manual.

The shooting sparked two nights of rioting in the majority African-American neighborhood where it happened. Closing arguments in Heaggan-Brown's trial on charges of first-degree reckless homicide are expected Monday afternoon. Willis was the only witness called by the defense after Heaggan-Brown announced on Friday that he would not take the witness stand in his own defense.

Latest: Milwaukee jury clears ex-cop in black man's death

  Latest: Milwaukee jury clears ex-cop in black man's death <p>The Latest in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting (all times local):1:55 p.m.Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that sparked unrest in a predominantly black neighborhood where it happened last summer.Jurors reached their decision on the second day of deliberations in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The verdict was to be</p><p></p>

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man last year (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A police expert in the use of deadly force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man last year (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A police expert in the use of deadly force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in

Prosecutors have argued Smith was defenseless when Heaggan-Brown fatally shot him because he had thrown away his gun.

But the fatal encounter happened in the span of 12 seconds and Heaggan-Brown's attorneys have said he needed to act fast.

After a brief foot chase, Smith slipped and hit the ground. Heaggan-Brown shot Smith on his right bicep as he stood and threw the gun away over a fence. He shot him again less than two seconds later, this time in the chest, when Smith fell on his back.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has said that Heaggan-Brown was justified when he fired the first shot, but argues the second shot was unnecessary.

Heaggan-Brown and two other officers had approached Smith's rental car because it was parked more than a foot from the curb, and police believed a drug deal was happening.

Heaggan-Brown was fired two months after the shooting when he was charged with sexual assault in an unrelated case. He faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted in Smith's death.

Prosecutors finishing case in Milwaukee police shooting .
A former Milwaukee police officer on trial for killing a black man fleeing a traffic stop repeatedly commented how quickly the fatal encounter unfolded as his body camera captured the chaotic scene after the shooting. Jurors saw the video Thursday — the first time the public has seen from the officer's vantage point the events surrounding the shooting that sparked two nights of riots last year in a predominantly black neighborhood.The bodycam video from Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 25, and another officer on the scene have been the focal point of the trial.

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