Prosecutors finishing case in Milwaukee police shooting


MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee police officer on trial for killing a black man fleeing a traffic stop repeatedly commented how quickly the fatal encounter unfolded as his body camera captured the chaotic scene after the shooting.

Jurors saw the video Thursday — the first time the public has seen from the officer’s vantage point the events surrounding the shooting that sparked two nights of riots last year in a predominantly black neighborhood.

The bodycam video from Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 25, and another officer on the scene have been the focal point of the trial. Heaggan-Brown is facing 60 years in prison if he’s convicted of first-degree reckless homicide for the death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith.

“It happened so quick, like we just,” Heaggan-Brown said, snapping his fingers twice as he sat in a police cruiser talking to a supervisor several minutes after the shooting…



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