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Hamilton Family: 'We've Cried for Too Long'

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A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday. (Dec. 22).

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Hamilton Family: 'We've Cried for Too Long'

SHOTLIST:ABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMilwaukee, Wisconsin - December 22, 20141. Dontre Hamilton's family, attorneys at podium2.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nate Hamilton, Brother of Dontre Hamilton:"My family, we've cried too long.

As a people, we're done crying when injustice comes.

We're not going to cover up injustice with our tears.

We're not going to be laid back and stay sheltered from justice, we deserve justice.

Justice is our right."MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYNo date or location3.

STILL of former Milwaukee Police Department Officer Christopher MannyDAMEION PERKINS HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYNo date or location 4.

STILL of Dontre HamiltonABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMilwaukee, Wisconsin - December 22, 20145.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nate Hamilton, Brother of Dontre Hamilton:"This is a fight we are going to endure.

We're going to stay strong, we're not going to waver, we're not going to let it pass, we're not going to turn our backs no more.

That's what they are waiting for, for us to turn our backs, for us to not look, for us to not to see what's really going on.

So, we must wake the people up, we must show that injustice does exist."6.

People chanting at Dontre Hamilton's family's press conference STORYLINE:A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Christopher Manney won't be charged because he shot Dontre Hamilton in self-defense.

Manney is at least the third white police officer to avoid charges in the past month after a confrontation that led to a black man's death.The Hamilton family expressed disappointment with the decision.The family said it has asked the U.S. attorney in Milwaukee to seek a federal investigation.




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