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Milwaukee Police Dept. Fires Officer Involved in Sylville Smith Shooting

The MPD, on Monday, terminated officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown who was arrested earlier this month on accusations of sexual assault.

According to the department, an internal investigation found that Heaggan-Brown violated the Milwaukee Police Code of Conduct. It states in part that, “Whether on or off duty, department members shall not behave in such a way that a reasonable person would expect that discredit could be brought upon the department, or that it would create the appearance of impropriety or corruptive behavior.”

The District Attorney has not yet announced whether or not his office will file criminal charges against Heaggan-Brown in the shooting death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Smith was shot in August, sparking several days of unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

According to the MPD chief, video of the incident indicates Smith was armed when shot. The DA's office has not yet released any video recordings that exist of the shooting.

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