Controversial black police office Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, arrested Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting a man on August 15, two days after he’d shot old school mate 23-year-old Sylville Smith,sparking off days of violent protests
Earlier that evening, Heaggan-Brown bragged he was the boss while drinking at a bar, watching TV coverage of deadly Milwaukee protests
Complainant says he drank too much, passed out and woke up feeling drugged to find officer Heaggan-Brown sexually assaulting him, felt cop may have slipped him a ‘ruffy’
Heaggan-Brown allegedly, sent text to a mentor stating he had messed up ‘big time’ and claimed the sex was consensual
Investigators uncover phone records showing he had offered two other people money for sex, several times, last year
They also uncovered a separate incident where he allegedly, sexually assaulted and photographed an unconscious, naked person
Charged with two counts felony second-degree sexual assault, two counts misdemeanor prostitution, one count felony capturing an intimate representation of a person without consent
Bail set at $100,000, defendant set to appear at a preliminary hearing, Oct. 27
Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest, has been charged with sexually assaulting a man the night after the shooting.
The alleged victim, unidentified in a criminal complaint, told police on Aug. 15 that Heaggan-Brown had sexually assaulted him while off duty. 24-year-0ld Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was arrested Wednesday.
The arrest warrant states that Heaggan-Brown who shot old school mate Sylville Smith on Aug. 13, in controversial circumstances, had been watching the coverage of the riots on television at a bar, on the night of the assault.
Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville Smith, an old high scool mate, fatally in the arm and chest during a confrontation with patrol officers sparking a wave of riots in Milwaukee
The victim told investigators that Heaggan-Brown bragged that he was the boss and that there were ‘no limitations’ on how he lived and that he could do whatever he wanted ‘without repercussions.’
The victim told police the day after the alleged assault that he had trouble remembering everything that happened after they left the bar but that he felt drugged.
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Heaggan-Brown, officer who killed Sylville Smith on August 13, now charged with sexual assault
At one point, the victim said, Heaggan-Brown bragged that he was the boss and that there were ‘no limitations’ on how he lived and that he could do whatever he wanted ‘without repercussions.’
The unidentified victim told police the day after the alleged assault that he had trouble recalling everything that happened after they left the bar. He said he woke up to Heaggan-Brown, the officer who shot dead Sylville Smith, sexually assaulting him. He added that he felt like had been drugged.
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Heaggan-Brown reportedly, took the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital early on Aug. 15. where he told a security guard who helped him wheel the man inside that the man had had too much to drink and was ‘completely out, zonked out of his gourd.’
Things got complicated when nurses began providing aid and the man ‘flipped out,’ grabbed a security guard’s arm and exclaimed: ‘He raped me, he raped me,’ pointing to Heaggan-Brown.
Later that morning, Heaggan-Brown texted his mentor, Sgt. Joseph Hall, saying he had messed up ‘big time.’
‘Need your help big time. … But need to handle this the most secret and right way possible,’ the text read in part. The sergeant told investigators that Heaggan-Brown claimed the sex was consensual.
Anti-riot police advance on rioters in Milwaukee, following the shooting death of Slyville Smith by officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown
Police Chief Ed Flynn told reporters Thursday that Hall reported his contact with Heaggan-Brown to command staff but the sergeant remains on duty is under internal investigation as well.
‘We’re going to get to the bottom of what that exchange was about’.
So far, investigator analysing photographs and data from theHeaggan-Brown’s cellphone, said he offered two other people money for sex several times begining in in December 2015, again in July and August of this year. In a separate incident that he sexually assaulted another unconscious person in July, and photographed that victim naked without consent.
Torched gas station at the center of the clash between police and protesters in Milwaukee
The charges include two felony counts of second-degree sexual assault, two misdemeanor prostitution counts and one felony count of capturing an intimate representation of a person without consent. Officer Heaggan-Brown is suspended and in custody. Police have launched an internal investigation into the matter.
Chief Flynn told reporters during a news conference that nothing in Heaggan-Brown’s pre-hiring background check suggested he would be likely to engage in wrongdoing.
‘It’s altogether awful,’ Flynn said. ‘This individual has revealed his character in a way that did not come to light in the pre-hiring investigation.
Heaggan-Brown joined the police department in July 2010 as an aide.
The head of Milwaukee’s police union said in a statement that the facts of the case will dictate the outcome.
‘The MPA condemns all criminal behavior by any member of society, whether part of this organization or not,’ the union’s president, Mike Crivello, said in the statement.
Heaggan-Brown’s attorney, Michael Steinle, didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Heaggan-Brown’s bail was set at $100,000. He’s set to appear at a preliminary hearing on Oct. 27.
A protester confronts anti-riot officers during on the second night of clashes in Milwaukee