Attorney General Brad Schimel, heading up the investigation into the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, has received $2,500 from the Milwaukee police union's political action committee since 2014.
Schimel promised a transparent investigation, but thus far has failed to deliver, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
"To date you have promised transparency, but provided little information on your investigation to the community and Mr. Smith’s grieving family and friends, who seek understanding of the deadly incident that transpired on August 13," the civil rights organization said in a letter to Schimel.
Smith's shooting led to unrest and arson around the Sherman Park neighborhood.
Schimel announced Monday that events related to Smith's shooting were captured by two police body cameras, not just one. He declined to release the videos.
Schimel has receive five different $500 donations from the Milwaukee Police Association's PAC, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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