Even as jurors in Wisconsin cleared Heaggan-Brown, another jury was weighing the fate of a different officer.
During the trial, Chisholm noted that Heaggan-Brown didn't pat down Smith after the second shot, a odd omission if he truly believed Smith might still be armed. Smith reportedly had a gun when he ran, but the case hinged on whether he was a threat when Heaggan-Brown fired the shot that killed him.
"This isn't over at all by any means", David Owens, the Smith family attorney said.
A woman, one of the handful there supporting Heaggan-Brown, stood up and celebrated the verdict, while family members and other supporters of Smith erupted in anger, prompting court security to escort some people out of the courtroom.
Officer Heaggan-Brown has pleaded not guilty to those charges. He then threw his gun over the fence, according to dashcam footage of the encounter.
Heaggan-Brown's former partner, Ndiva Malafa, testified last week they were chasing Smith, 23, because they saw he had a gun.
Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer
Seven officers involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave, as is department policy after a shooting. On Tuesday, a federal judge awarded $1.5 million to the parents of Michael Brown, according to the Associated Press .
Chisholm has said that Heaggan-Brown was justified when he fired the first shot, but argues the second shot was unnecessary.
PITROF: Well, first of all, the district attorney, he - when he charged the former officer with first-degree reckless homicide, he said that it wasn't that first shot that was in dispute.
In his initial statement a year ago, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Smith pointed a gun at the officers. It happened less than two seconds after the first.
Before the fatal shooting near 44th and Auer on August 13th, 2016, Heaggan-Brown had only been a Milwaukee police officer for three years.
The shooting death of Smith sparked two nights of riots in the predominantly black Sherman Park neighborhood. "It wasn't a situation he asked to be put in", said Jonathan Smith, Heaggan-Brown's attorney, after Wednesday's verdict.
Smith was killed in August 2016 after fleeing a traffic stop. P.O. Heaggan-Brown is observed standing a short distance from Smith with his weapon pointed down at Smith when Heaggan-Brown discharges a second shot from his weapon at what appears to be Smith's chest.
Heaggan-Brown and two other officers were doing overtime patrol on August 13 prior to the start of their regular 4 p.m. shifts.
Heaggan-Brown's attorneys took less than a day before resting their case.
A jury needed only parts of two days of deliberations before clearing Dominique Heaggan-Brown in the death of Sylville Smith.
India beat England by 35 runs
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UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar
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Cameroon, Australia hopes hit after 1-1 draw
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Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack
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Baby allegedly beaten by dad on Father's Day has died
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Kershaw, Pederson lead Dodgers to 9th consecutive win
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Slumping oil prices rein in stock indexes
The Japanese Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.1 percent. Oil majors Chevron and Exxon were down about 1.5 percent and were among the biggest drags on the Dow and the S&P 500.