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Friends, family of Da’Shontay King march in Downtown Racine: ‘We just want the truth’

RACINE — At 11:30 a.m. on a warm Thursday afternoon, upwards of 200 people attended a rally and march in Downtown Racine demanding justice for Da’Shontay King, a 37-year-old Black man killed by a Racine police officer on May 20. The throng of people chanted to release the cop’s body camera footage as a plea […]

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BREAKING: No charges being sought in officer-involved shooting

Shakyra Ellis, Donte Shannon’s aunt, passionately addresses reporters at the Racine County Courthouse after family members were told Tuesday evening March 20, 2018 that no charges will be filed against either of the two Racine police officers who shot and killed Donte Shannon January 17 after a traffic stop. They were given the news in […]

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BREAKING: DOJ Releases Report on Shannon Shooting

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 […]

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Burlington Man Charged with Threatening Protestors

A Burlington man was assigned a $2,500 signature bond Wednesday after police say he threatened to kill Racine residents who participated in protests about the Jan. 17 officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon. Brandon Spiller, 35, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney with one felony count of making terrorist threats. If convicted, he […]

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BREAKING: Donte Shannon Shooting Report Expected Monday

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Monday is expected to forward its investigative report about the Donte Shannon shooting to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson. The Journal Times is reporting that the DOJ’s investigation into the police shooting of Shannon last month has concluded, and officials there expect to forward their report to Hanson on […]

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BREAKING: Shannon Files Civil Suit Against City, Officers for Shooting

Calling the shooting death by police last month of their son unjustified, the family of Donte Shannon has filed a federal civil lawsuit against the City of Racine and the officers involved in the shooting. A story from Fox 6 Now confirms that the suit was filed because: “Shannon’s life was taken without lawful justification, […]

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Protestors ask questions, DA answers what she can about Donte Shannon’s death

PHOTO CREDIT: René Amado In two separate protests held Monday, more than 100 people marched to the Racine County Courthouse and demanded answers about the officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon. Led by a group called Our Youth, Their Future, community organizer Corey Prince led the group from 14th Street and Park Avenue down 14th Street, […]

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Racine man threatened to kill police following officer-involved shooting

A Racine man is accused of making threats against the Racine Police Department on his Facebook page after his friend, Donte Shannon, was killed earlier this month in an officer-involved shooting. Darryl Hibbler, 33, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with making a terrorist threat and bail jumping. If convicted of both […]

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Community packs town hall meeting following death of Donte Shannon

Donte Shannon’s family acknowledges the 26-year-old didn’t always do the right thing when he was alive, but they struggle with not knowing the circumstances around his death and wonder why he was shot so many times. Shannon fled on foot following a traffic stop and brandished a gun. A witness reported hearing officers tell Donte […]

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