Activists protest police killings
at the teenager and he continued to shoot after the teen fell to the pavement.
Civil rights groups in Chicago and across the country urged the Justice Department to investigate and, on Dec. 1, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the police superintendent.
The DOJ, at the time, had agents in Minneapolis, where white supremacists shot and injured at least five people protesting the fatal shooting of Clark, a black man killed in a confrontation with police Nov. 15. Police dispute the accounts of some who allege that Clark was handcuffed when he was shot.
The killing prompted vigils, marches and an encampment outside the police precinct near where Clark died.
Earlier in November, Milwaukee police arrested six demonstrators on charges of disorderly conduct during downtown Milwaukee’s annual Christmas tree lighting at Red Arrow Park.
Police said protesters associated with the Coalition for Justice disrupted the Nov. 19 ceremony by chanting and blocking the stage during a middle-school choir performance.
Police Chief Ed Flynn said officers tolerated past protests in the name of free speech, but demonstrators decided to make their rights more important than the 500 people gathered for the tree lighting.
Nate Hamilton, whose brother Dontre was killed by a Milwaukee police officer outside the Starbucks at Red Arrow Park on April 30, 2014, was among those arrested.