Milwaukee Officer is Acquitted in High Profile Trial
By Kay Nolan, June 2015
Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for New York Times. This article ran in the June 2015 issue.
When the police officer went on trial for first-degree reckless homicide in a shooting that touched off riots in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park, body camera footage became key evidence. I covered this trial, leading to three stories, the final one making page 1A.
I was the only member of the media to coax an interview from the mother of the officer on trial.
I also covered the emotional reaction outside the courthouse after the verdict.
“Milwaukee Officer is Acquitted in Killing of Sylville Smith” (June 21, 2017). This ran on the front page.