Disability pay approved for officer who killed Milwaukee man

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Posted: Nov 06, 2015 7:44 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a man in a downtown Milwaukee park will receive duty disability pay.

Christopher Manney filed a claim saying the shooting and aftermath caused him to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The disability retirement pay usually amounts to about 75 percent of an officer's salary — and it's tax free. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1RBcsPS ) reports Manney's gross salary was about $71,000.

The city's Annuity and Pension Board approved the claim based on a review by a panel of doctors.

Prosecutors ruled the shooting justified, but Manney was fired for failing to follow department protocol in his approach to Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in April 2014. Manney said Hamilton grabbed his baton and attacked him with it, and the officer shot him.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com