The Milwaukee Police Department has terminated Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown’s employment. The termination, which was effective Monday, is the result of a Milwaukee Police Department Internal Affairs investigation related to the criminal complaint filed against him on Thursday, October 20th, according to information posted at a department website.
The investigation found Heaggan-Brown to be in violation of the Milwaukee Police Code of Conduct, Core Value-Integrity that states “Department members shall obey local ordinances and state and federal laws, whether on or off-duty” and “Whether on or off duty, department members shall not behave in such a way that a reasonable person would expect that discredit could be brought upon the department, or that it would create the appearance of impropriety or corruptive behavior.”
Police arrested Heaggan-Brown following claims that he sexually assaulted a victim after a night of drinking in a bar. The alleged incident happened on August 14th – amid violent protests in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood over the officer-involved shooting death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith.
Heaggan-Brown has been identified as the officer who shot Smith. The case is still under review by the Milwaukee County district attorney.