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Family Demands Justice After Hotel Security Guards Kill Black Milwaukee Resident Dvontaye Mitchell

HeadlineJul 10, 2024

In more news from Wisconsin, community advocates are demanding justice for Dvontaye Mitchell, a 43-year-old Black father who died last month after he was violently pinned to the ground by four security guards outside a hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Footage shows the security guards pressing Mitchell down on his stomach with their hands and knees as Mitchell is heard crying out for help. The incident came after Mitchell was pushed out of the Hyatt Regency hotel located just a few minutes from where thousands of Republicans will gather to nominate Donald Trump for president at the RNC next week. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Mitchell’s family, said a witness reported seeing one of the guards also striking Mitchell on the head with an object. Mitchell’s death has been compared to the police murder of George Floyd in 2020. Mitchell’s family said he suffered from mental health issues and depression following his father’s death in 2016, and described him as “loving.” The medical examiner’s office determined the preliminary cause of death is homicide, but the investigation is ongoing.

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