Dozens gathered at City Hall to hear the two officials speak. Minutes before the briefing the officers were identified as 15-year veteran investigator Chad Stillman and 16-year officer Peter Boeck. They are both on paid administrative leave.
"This has been a challenging week for Racine, there may be tough days ahead but we will get through this,” Mason said.
Howell did not take any questions from the media after reading his statement but he was questioned by Shannon’s family soon as he was walked from the podium.
Family members say they're confused because not many details have been released.
"I think it was a waste of time honestly," said Nakia Shannon, Donte's father. "We don’t know exactly what happened and they still gave us a round-about statement. This is like tormenting to me and my family."