UPDATE: Milwaukee man charged in crash that killed police officer

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Milwaukee man charged in crash that killed police officer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been charged with multiple counts in a crash that killed a police officer.

Thirty-four-year-old Dante James was charged Friday with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, hit-and-run causing death and operating a vehicle with a revoked license.

According to the charges, James sped through a red light early Tuesday and hit a car Officer Kou Her was in. Her had just finished a shift and was in his police uniform.

Court records don’t list an attorney to comment on James’ behalf.

The complaint says James drank shots and beer before he drove. He was fired from his job Monday afternoon — less than 12 hours before the crash — because he showed up to work drunk.

James has four past convictions for driving while intoxicated. His license has been revoked since April 2018.

Off-duty Milwaukee police officer dies in crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says an off-duty Milwaukee police officer has died in a crash.

The crash on Milwaukee’s west side happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales plans to hold a news conference Tuesday morning at the Police Administration Building to talk about the death.

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