Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
Video shows D'Vontaye Mitchell who died after being held down outside of a Hyatt, Regency hotel in Wilwaukee, Wisconsin on June 30, 2024. (Source: Screenshot - The Associated Press)

MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, the family of D’Vontaye Mitchell demanded charges be filed after the district attorney’s office said the case was being reviewed as a homicide.

The family watched hotel surveillance video provided by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday. They described watching Mitchell being chased inside the hotel by security guards, and then dragged outside where he was beaten.

Several hotel employees who were involved in the incident outside of a Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee reportedly have been fired.

Per the Associated Press, a spokesperson for Aimbridge Hospitality said the conduct on June 30 from the hotel employees violated the the company’s policies and procedures, and did not reflect the values of its organization or the behaviors it expects from its employees. The spokesperson told the Associated Press via e-mail that the employees were terminated following a review of their actions.

It is not known how many employees were fired.

The medical examiner’s office said the preliminary cause of death was homicide, but the investigation remains open.

On Wednesday, District Attorney John Chisholm’s office said the case is being reviewed as a homicide, but it is waiting for the full autopsy results.

No criminal charges have been filed.

Funeral services for Mitchell are scheduled for Thursday. Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver a eulogy.