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Cousin: Ex-Milwaukee officer shouldn't get bail

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 09:49:42-05
The cousin of a man shot to death by a Milwaukee police officer says he's not happy that bail was set for the now-former officer.
 
Dominique Heaggan-Brown had his first court appearance Friday after being charged with reckless homicide a day earlier. Heaggan-Brown shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith in August, setting off two days of riots on the city's north side.
 
Thaddeus Ashford, a cousin of Smith, told reporters after the hearing that Heaggan-Brown doesn't deserve a chance at the $100,000 bail set by a court commissioner. Ashford also said the 60-year maximum sentence for reckless homicide is too light.
 
He says Heaggan-Brown is getting favorable treatment.
 
Heaggan-Brown was fired in October after he was charged in an unrelated sexual assault case.