The Latest: Expert: Ex-Milwaukee cop justified in shooting

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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 2:20 PM

m. A police expert in the utilize of fatal force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a ft chase "acted in accordance with his training." The testimony from Robert Willis Monday comes as attorneys for former officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown prepare to finish their case.

The Latest: Expert: Ex-Milwaukee cop justified in shooting

The Latest on the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man latest year (all times local):

12:55 p. m.

A police expert in the utilize of fatal force testified that the former Milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a ft chase "acted in accordance with his training."

The testimony from Robert Willis Monday comes as attorneys for former officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown prepare to finish their case. Heaggan-Brown, who's also black, is charged with first-degree rash homicide in the Aug. thirteen death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith.

Smith ran from police during a traffic stop carrying a gun with Heaggan-Brown in pursuit. Smith threw far his gun a second before Heaggan-Brown fatally shot him. Prosecutors contend Smith was defensless.

Willis says Heaggan-Brown was forced to create a fast decision when "he was presented with a deadly threat."

Closing arguments are expected Monday afternoon.

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6:40 a. m.

Attorneys for a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a lethal shooting will start making their case that the officer was acting in self-defense when he killed a black man after a brief foot chase.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who's also African-American, is charged with first-degree rash homicide in the death of Sylville Smith latest year. The Aug. thirteen shooting sparked two nights of riots in the predominantly black neighborhood where it happened.

Smith was armed when he ran from a traffic stop but prosecutors argue he was defenseless when Heaggan-Brown shot him because Smith threw his gun over a fence. But Heaggan-Brown'south attorneys declare the lethal encounter happened so quick the officer had to act quickly to defend himself.

Heaggan-Brown'south attorneys will start presenting their case Monday.

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