The Milwaukee Police Department fired the black officer who fatally shot an armed black man — which sparked race riots — after bizarre sexual assault allegations against him surfaced.
The department fired Dominique Heaggan-Brown after an internal investigation into the sexual assault charges found he violated the Milwaukee Police Code of Conduct, Core Value – Integrity, reports Fox 6 Now.
Heaggan-Brown, who shot Sylville Smith, launching violent riots in Milwaukee, was recently charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of prostitution.
A criminal complaint was filed against him in October, accusing him of bragging about being untouchable, trying to cover up allegedly raping an incredibly drunk man, propositioning two other men for paid sex, and having inappropriate videos and pictures of alleged sexual acts on his phone. (RELATED: Officer At Center Of Milwaukee Race Riot Turns Out To Be An Alleged Sexual Weirdo)
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Heaggan-Brown violated the part of the police code of conduct that states officers must obey all state and local ordinances whether they are on duty or not.
“…whether on or off duty, department members shall not behave in such a way that a reasonable person would expect that discredit could be brought upon the department, or that it would create the appearance of impropriety or corruptive behavior,” a statement from MPD officials declared.
The Milwaukee Police Department said it “holds itself to high standards of conduct, actively uncovers and investigates violations, and when proved, takes strong disciplinary action.”
Heaggan-Brown’s arraignment has been scheduled for November 4th.
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