While it could be some time before the facts of the investigation are known, the state Department of Justice has released its report about the police involved shooting of Donte Shannon last month to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson.
According to a story in The Journal Times, DOJ spokesperson Johnny Koremenos confirmed his office has turned the report over to the DA.
Hanson did not return the newspapers calls for comment, but she told a crowd last month during a rally at the Racine County Courthouse that once she had the report, she would first sit down with the family before releasing any information to the public.
On Jan. 17, Shannon fled on foot following a traffic stop and brandished a gun in the 1400 block of Park Avenue, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. A witness told Racine County Eye that Racine Police officers Chad Stillman and Peter Boeck told Donte several times to drop the gun. Shannon’s father, Nakia, said he has a photo of his son’s body proving his son was shot multiple times though that detail has never been confirmed by authorities.
Stillman and Boeck have been on administrative leave since the shooting.
Protestors took to the streets twice Jan. 29 including a march to the Racine County Courthouse where Hanson told citizens that once she received the report, she would review it and then sit with the family first.
Nakia Shannon told the newspaper that Hanson did call him to let him she had the report but that she did not reveal any details or indicate when their meeting would be scheduled.