"That's not enough": Family of man killed by Milwaukee police in September demand answers

Posted at 7:18 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 20:42:46-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee family is growing in outrage after Antwon Springer, 37, was shot and killed by police right at his doorstep nearly eight months ago.

His family is crying out for more information to be released. They say since the shooting in September all they’ve received is an unofficial autopsy report.

“We haven’t been served any justice as of this point,” Desiree Brown said, the aunt of Springer. “It is time, time is up and we need the truth.”

Wauwatosa Police are handling the investigation.

“That is all they have to go off and that’s not enough,” said Vaun Mayes, referring to the autopsy report.

The family would like for the body cam video to be released and they also want to know the names of the officers involved. 

According to the report, four officers were involved. Springer was shot 15 to 17 times.

Loved ones say Springer was killed on his front porch near 39th and Congress after he came outside with a gun trying to stop a commotion outside involving other people.

Officers were responding to the call about the large street fight. 

The family says police surrounded Springer after he shot in the air and ordered Springer to drop his hands and put the gun down that’s when shots were fired. They add Springer was legally blind.

Court records show Springer was convicted of a non-violent felony in  1999. As a convicted felon, he wasn't allowed to legally own a weapon.

The family says they are looking to hire an attorney to lead the charge of more information being released.

TODAY’S TMJ4  also reached out to Wauwatosa Police about an update in this investigation and have not heard back yet.