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Michael Mattioli's final hearing before trial adjourned

Mattioli Acevedo
Posted at 6:57 AM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 09:27:26-04

MILWAUKEE — A former Milwaukee Police Officer charged with 1st degree reckless homicide was set to be back in court Monday for his final hearing before trial. But the judge assigned to the hearing decided to call in sick and adjourn the hearing, and a new date was not set.

Michael Mattioli is charged in the death of Joel Acevedo. It happened at a party at Mattioli's home in April of 2020 when he was off duty. In May a judge ordered the city of Milwaukee to release officer body camera and dashboard camera footage from the incident.

Monday's virtual court hearing starts at 8:30 a.m.

Mattioli has pleaded not guilty to first-degree reckless homicide charges. Prosecutors say Mattioli put Acevedo in a chokehold after an argument escalated at Mattioli's home. Mattioli resigned from the police department in September, after serving as an officer since 2009.

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