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Dozens demonstrate outside Milwaukee DA's office after Stingley decision

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - About 100 people demonstrated outside of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's office Friday.  

They vowed to vote Chisholm out of office, after he refused to file charges a week ago against three white shoppers who detained an alleged black shoplifter in West Allis.  

16-year-old Corey Stingley died from positional asphyxia in late December of 2012, about two weeks after being restrained at V.J.'s Food Mart.  

Police said he was trying to steal alcohol at the time.  

Milwaukee County Board members Russell Stamper II and Khalif Rainey said the incident was painful for the county's black community. In a statement, the supervisors said, "This incident, when combined with countless others, only compounds distrust in the very institutions meant to protect our citizens."

The Milwaukee County medical examiner ruled Stingley's death a homicide. The DA said there was no proof that the shoppers' actions created a substantial risk of harming Stingley.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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