Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and murdered by Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney on April 30th, 2014. Manney was recently fired from the Milwaukee Police Department, marking the first time in 45 years an MPD officer was fired for their involvement in a fatal on-duty shooting. While this is a huge victory for the Milwaukee community, we know that there is still much more work to be done. It has been almost 6 months and DA Chisolm has yet to release his decision about whether or not to charge the former officer for his crime.
The Hamilton family and the Coalition for Justice have been working towards winning Justice for Dontre, as well as pursuing strategies to build strength and power within our own communities. We invite you to join us this week Saturday October 25th from 11am to 2pm for our first Community Outreach March. We will meet at the Walgreen’s on the corner of Capitol and Teutonia (2222 W Capitol Drive). We will be marching throughout the neighborhoods of Milwaukee, flyering and spreading the word about the fight for Justice for Dontre and how to get involved with the Coalition for Justice. Join us! Spread the word. We need your voice to help us inspire others to join this fight. It will take a village for us to win. #JusticeforDontre #ItTakesAVillage #Onward