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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Dontre Hamilton in 2014 violated Hamilton's constitutional rights by illegally patting him down for weapons. The decision by U.S. District J.P. Stadtmueller means Hamilton's family could be entitled to receive damages from the officer, Christopher Manney. The officer was later fired but was never charged with a crime. Hamilton's family filed a civil lawsuit.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic and Republican lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to create a program that would help veterans become farmers and establish a logo to differentiate the state's veteran-grown products. Democrat Rep. Evan Goyke and Republicans Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep. Ed Brooks discussed the upcoming proposal at a news conference Wednesday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police are investigating an assault on a Muslim woman who says a man beat her after demanding that she take off her hijab. The woman says she was attacked Monday morning while she walked home from a prayer service. Police tell WITI-TV they don't yet have a suspect in custody.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin lawmakers have moved a bill that would force guards at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison to report abuse to the brink of passage in the state Assembly. The state Senate approved the measure last month. The Assembly Committee on Children and Families approved the bill on an XX-XX vote on Wednesday. The committee approval clears the way for a vote in the full Assembly.
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