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Milwaukee ex-cop who shot black man 14 times won't be charged

Christopher Manney, a white, former Milwaukee police officer, won't face charges for fatally shooting Dontre Hamilton, who was black, in April.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Monday that Manney's use of force was "justified self-defense." Hamilton's family and several protesters, meanwhile, had called for Manney's arrest after the killing.

In April, Manney responded to a call from Starbucks workers, complaining that Hamilton was asleep at a nearby park, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. When Manney started patting down the schizophrenic Hamilton, he began to fight Manney, who eventually shot him 14 times.

Manney has since been fired from the police force, though he has appealed the firing. Read more about the Manney-Hamilton story over at The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Update, Dec. 22: The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it will launch a civil rights investigation into Hamilton's death. The department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said in a statement.