The Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith, 23, has been fired by the police department for an unrelated arrest for sexual assault. He’s been charged with sexual assault, prostitution and capturing an intimate representation without consent and could face up to 80 years in prison.
According to the New York Daily News, now-former officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, brought a male suspect into a local hospital who later accused him of sexually assaulting him.
“Help me, help me, he was touching me,” the man said, referring to Heaggan-Brown, according to the complaint. “He raped me, he raped me,” the man allegedly said later.
After conducting an investigation following Smith’s shooting death, authorities allegedly found that Heaggan-Brown partook in sexually assaulting incapacitated victims, taking nude photos photos of unsuspecting acquaintances and attempting to pay for sex. They also uncovered more evidence from his phone.
“The Milwaukee Police Department holds itself to high standards of conduct, actively uncovers and investigates violations, and when proved, takes strong disciplinary action,” said the police department in a statement.
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