The Wisconsin National Guard is on standby Monday after a police officer was cleared in a shooting incident of mentally ill black man.
Law enforcement in Wisconsin is on alert Monday night after the Milwaukee district attorney declined to file criminal charges against a former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill man in April of this year.
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The family of Dontre Hamilton is already drawing comparisons to their situation and that of Michael Brown and Eric Garner due to the lack of criminal charges being brought against officer Christopher Manney.
This alert follows Saturday afternoon’s cold-blooded assassination of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by an assailant that took to social media hours before the murders.
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Officials with the State of Wisconsin have elevated the State Emergency Operations Center in Madison to Level 3 and are monitoring the situation in Milwaukee after prosecutors decided not to file charges against a former police officer who shot and killed a mentally disabled man who had gotten ahold of his police baton. That means that members of the National Guard may be called in to deal with protests if warranted.