“A Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a man in August — setting off protests in the city — allegedly sexually assaulted incapacitated victims, tried to pay for sex and snapped nude photos of unsuspecting acquaintances, according to authorities.
Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, a two-year department veteran who once performed as an amateur rapper, shot and killed Sylville Smith as he fled from a traffic stop on Aug. 13.
Authorities said Heaggan-Brown shot 23-year-old Smith after he refused orders to drop his gun, though the encounter sparked police brutality protests in the city that turned violent.
An unidentified man who said that he watched TV coverage of the protests with Heaggan-Brown at a bar the night after the shooting claims that the officer raped him, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.”
“The man told authorities that he left A bar with Heaggan-Brown and woke to Heaggan-Brown trying to penetrate him, “struggling to breathe as the defendant raped [him],” according to the complaint.
He repeatedly told him “no,” but the cop didn’t listen, the victim told investigators.
The accusations set off an internal investigation. As police investigated — and after Heaggan-Brown confirmed having the man’s belt, shirt and cell phone in his car — he allegedly texted a mentor: “F—ed up big time … But need to handle this the most secret and right way possible.”
“Authorities claim that evidence from the officer’s phone led to offenses including his attempts to pay for sex, secretly recorded sex footage, and nude photos of numerous victims, authorities allege.
One victim alleged that they went out drinking with Heaggan-Brown and other friends in July, and “could not recall” how they ended up in his bed, naked.”