MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News) Dozens of demonstrators marched through downtown Milwaukee yesterday, calling on the federal government to investigate police brutality against minorities. Two Milwaukee aldermen and a county supervisor were among those rallying in support of Michael Brown, the teen who was killed by an officer in Ferguson Missouri.
They also said the feds should investigate civil rights abuses by officers in the deaths of others -- including Milwaukee's Dontre Hamilton. The 31-year-old black man was shot a dozen times and killed by a white officer four months ago at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. Dontre's brother Nathaniel Hamilton and other family members met earlier yesterday with two top Milwaukee police officials. They discussed further rallies after a protest on Friday ended with a sit-in at the city's police administration building. Hamilton said Police Chief Ed Flynn should have been at the meeting but he wasn't. They also complained that police have not told them much about Dontre's death.
The State Justice Department finished an investigation of the officer's conduct earlier this month. It has not been released while charges are being considered.