Dontre Hamilton


“The second time the two Milwaukee police officers were called to Red Arrow Park about Dontre Hamilton sleeping on the bench, the cops went right up to the Starbucks first.

The police told the baristas who placed the call, “He’s doing nothing illegal, there was nothing to enforce, and we should stop calling,” according to a written account posted online by one of the Starbucks employees working that day, Kelly Brandmeyer.

An hour later, a third officer showed up. The baristas recognized Officer Chris Manney, the beat cop in their neighborhood. Manney was responding to a voicemail from dispatch and had no idea that two other officers had already checked on the sleeping man, twice. Manney approached Dontre.

Fourteen shots later, Dontre Hamilton was dead.”

-Excerpt and Image From Fourteen Shots In April / Buzzfeed