Published May 06, 2016
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says two police officers who shot and killed a hostage during an incident at a motorcycle shop won't face criminal charges.
Schimel said during a news conference at Neenah City Hall on Friday that prosecutors wouldn't be able to overcome a self-defense argument in court.
The state Department of Justice has been investigating the Dec. 5 shooting for months.
According to prosecutors, 46-year-old Brian Flatoff went to Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah to confront a man about a motorcycle and took hostages. One hostage, Michael Funk, escaped but officers fatally shot him outside the shop. Neenah police say Funk ignored orders to drop the gun he was carrying. Videos appear to show officers gave Funk no warning before opening fire.
Neenah is about 100 miles north of Milwaukee.