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Milwaukee cop who killed man facing trial for sexual assault

Dominique Heaggan-Brown appears in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in Milwaukee.  Heaggan-Brown a Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man sparked a weekend of violent unrest in the city has been ordered to stand trial on unrelated sex assault charges. He is facing five charges that accuse him of sexually assaulting two men and soliciting sex from two others. He's jailed on $100,000 bond.  (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Dominique Heaggan-Brown appears in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Heaggan-Brown, a Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith, has been ordered to stand trial on unrelated sex assault charges. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man sparked a weekend of violent unrest in the city has been ordered to stand trial on unrelated sex assault charges.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown appeared in Milwaukee County Circuit Court in handcuffs Wednesday as he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The 24-year-old is facing five charges that accuse him of sexually assaulting two men and soliciting sex from two others. He’s jailed on $100,000 bond.

One alleged victim told police he watched television news coverage of the August violence while at a bar with Heaggan-Brown a day after the officer fatally shot Sylville Smith. The man also alleged Heaggan-Brown bragged about being able to do whatever he wanted without repercussions.

Heaggan-Brown’s attorney declined to comment on the case Thursday.

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