Dominique Heaggan-Brown was arrested on Wednesday evening, following the filing of the sexual assault charges.
Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday, said the officer whose killing of a black man in August sparked nights of rioting has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting another man just a day after the deadly shooting. This unbelievble situation really happened in our country! One day the Milwaukee cop is killing a Black man, the next day the same cop is raping another man. Explore the details below.
Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was charged with five crimes, including two counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to Wisconsin’s online court record system. The records indicate Heaggan-Brown sexually assaulted an intoxicated victim on Aug. 14, a day after he fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith.
A local broadcaster WDJT published a copy of the criminal complaint online, which states Heaggan-Brown and the victim met through Facebook. The complaint said the two sat at a bar discussing their aspirations in music and watched television broadcasts of the unrest unfolding over the deadly shooting.
The complaint said the two left the bar and the victim could not recall what happened between leaving and when he was brutally raped by Heaggan-Brown. The complaint said Heaggan-Brown then drove the victim to the hospital, where the victim said he was raped.
In addition to the alleged Aug. 14 rape, Heaggan-Brown was also charged with having sex with prostitutes and sexually assaulting another person between December 2015 and July 2016, court records show.
When Sylville Smith, 23, was shot and killed at a traffic stop by police on Aug. 16th in broad daylight in Milwaukee, WI, his homicide set off violent riots. Dozens were arrested, and the National Guard was called in before order was eventually restored.
At the time of the killing, Sherelle Smith (sister), questioned her brother’s slaying, and openly wondered if the Milwaukee cop who killed her brother, Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, had killed her brother out of jealousy, as the two personally knew each other having grown up attending the same high school.
Smith’s claim her brother was killed by a jealous peace officer, will now have to be revisited, as the man responsible for killing her brother, Heaggan-Brown, has been arrested, but not for Smith’s death. On the contrary, Heaggan-Brown was arrested and charged with felony rape of another man.
Smith’s cousin says he was constantly being profiled by police, and even more so after Smith won a harassment lawsuit against the police. His family contends Smith was a lawful concealed carry permit holder, who was shot in the back as he ran from authorities. They also maintain he ran from police because he had already spent 10 months in jail for a crime which they say was later dismissed. “He is not a felon. If he was a felon, he would never have been able to get the CCW,” his cousin stated.
Sylville Smith was fatally shot by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, leading to riots in the city’s North Side. (Facebook)
And now it’s too late. Smith is dead, and the Milwaukee cop involved in his homicide is now behind bars, awaiting trial, not for killing another black man, but for the felonious rape of another man, prostitution, and felony possession of nude photos taken without the victim’s consent.
When will the police start to listen to the community? Smith’s sister Sherelle knew something was wrong. She knew the man who killed her brother had a beef that went all the way back to high school.
Maybe if they’ll start to listen and open a dialog, instead of immediately defending their boys in blue, printing out the victim’s rap sheet, and cranking up their public relation’s spin machine, something could be done to change the fear currently being felt in communities across the country. Read more