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Milwaukee police officer Michael Mattioli advanced for trial over death of Joel Acevedo

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 14:56:03-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Mattioli's case was advanced for trial after a preliminary hearing Monday morning.

Mattioli is facing a homicide charge for the death of Joel Acevedo back in April.

Watch part of the hearing below:

Mattioli reportedly held Acevedo on the ground in a chokehold after during an argument in April. Acevedo died from his injuries a week later.

In addition to the charge against Mattioli, Acevedo's family also filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department demanding body-cam video and the recording of the 911 call.

If convicted for first-degree reckless homicide, Mattioli could spend up to 60 years in prison.

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