Report: Ex-Milwaukee cop files lawsuit against the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 08, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- A former Milwaukee Police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the officer that fatally shot Sylville Smith igniting violent unrest in Sherman Park in August 2016, is alleging inhumane conditions in the county jail.

Heaggan-Brown is currently serving three years in prison for unrelated sex crimes. He is seeking $75,000 in damages, saying his treatment was cruel and unusual punishment, adding he was denied due process in violation of the 14th amendment.

The lawsuit names almost 200 allegations of inhumane treatment from the time Heaggan-Brown was held in the Milwaukee County Jail from October 2016 to February 2018.

In June 2017, a Milwaukee County jury found Heaggan-Brown not guilty in the 2016 shooting of Smith.  In January 2018, Heaggan-Brown pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution and obtaining someone's image without their consent.He pleaded no contest to one count of false imprisonment. Two charges of sexual assault were dropped.