Trial set for ex-of­fi­cer charged in shoot­ing

The Progress-Index - - NATION&WORLD -

MIL­WAU­KEE — A for­mer Mil­wau­kee po­lice of­fi­cer will go on trial for the shoot­ing death of a black man, at­tor­neys told a judge Thurs­day, an in­di­ca­tion that there’s no plea deal in the works.

For­mer of­fi­cer Do­minique Heag­gan-Brown has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony reck­less homi­cide in the Au­gust death of 23-year-old black man Sylville Smith dur­ing a traf­fic stop. It ig­nited two nights of riots in Wis­con­sin’s largest city, un­rest that fol­lowed deaths of black men at the hands of po­lice in cities from Fer­gu­son, Mis­souri, to Bal­ti­more.

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