Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Feds consider investigation into suspect’s death in Milwaukee

By: Associated Press//September 25, 2012//

Feds consider investigation into suspect’s death in Milwaukee

By: Associated Press//September 25, 2012//

Listen to this article

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Attorney James Santelle says he is considering ordering a federal investigation into the death of a man who died in Milwaukee police custody.

Santelle also is considering authorizing an investigation into a possible pattern of civil rights abuses by the Milwaukee Police Department.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office has changed its ruling in the case of Derek Williams from natural death to homicide. Williams died in police custody in July 2011.

The decision came after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel alerted an assistant medical examiner to newly released records – including a video of a suffocating Williams pleading for help from the back of a squad car.

Meanwhile, 11 members of the Milwaukee Common Council have signed a statement calling for a federal investigation into Williams’ death.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

Polls

What kind of stories do you want to read more of?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Legal News

See All Legal News

Case Digests

Sea all WLJ People

Opinion Digests