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MILWAUKEE - A crowd of about 150 people have gathered outside a Milwaukee courthouse to protest the killing of a black man by a white police officer.

The crowd is chanting "Black lives matter," and "Dontre Hamilton," the name of the man shot to death last April in a downtown park.

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was to appear at a news conference at the courthouse and at a rally later.

Officer Christopher Manney was making a welfare check on Hamilton when it turned into a fight that ended with Hamilton shot 14 times. Manney was fired for improper procedure but the county prosecutor declined to charge him, saying he was acting in self-defense after being struck with his own baton.

The shooting is being reviewed for possible civil rights violation.


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