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Officer in Dontre Hamilton case loses appeal to get job back

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A judge has upheld the firing of a Milwaukee police officer who lost his job after the killing of Dontre Hamilton.

Former officer Christopher Manney was fired for his actions leading up to Hamilton's 2014 shooting, but not for the shooting itself.

Manney had appealed his firing to the circuit court after losing his first appeal to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Judge Richard Sankovitz said Manney was fired for violating department rules and his decision to frisk Hamilton escalated a routine police encounter into a catastrophe.

Hamilton was shot 14 times after Manney responded to a complaint of a man sleeping in a park.  Manney said he was attacked and he opened fire in self-defense. Manney was never charged in the shooting.

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