Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Recommendations Regarding the Life and Death of Dontre Hamilton

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MMHTF) mourns Dontre Hamilton and honors his life. We are gravely concerned by the circumstances of his death, which raise many questions about the response of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). We are also concerned about the challenges Dontre and his family experienced navigating the mental health and housing service delivery system, and accessing medication and other services. The recommendations in this document grew out of dialogue with Task Force members and heartfelt discussion with Mr. Hamilton’s family, and our fervent conviction that the system must change to ensure other community members get needed services and additional lives must not be lost. We must take action as a community to ensure that this never happens again.  Click here to continue reading.