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Jul 7, 2016

Civil rights lawsuit filed in Milwaukee police custody death

The family of a man who died in Milwaukee police custody five years ago filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the city and the officers involved.

Jul 6, 2016

Civil rights lawsuit filed in Milwaukee police custody death

The family of a man who died in Milwaukee police custody five years ago is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the officers involved.

May 28, 2013

No civil rights charges in squad car death

A federal investigation into the death of a Milwaukee man who was seen in squad car video gasping for breath and pleading for help is closed and no civil rights charges will be filed, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Feb 21, 2013

Inquest jury says charge 3 Milwaukee cops in Williams’ death (UPDATE)

Three Milwaukee police officers who ignored a suspect's pleas for help as he gasped for air in the back of a squad car should face misdemeanor charges in his death, a jury concluded at an inquest Thursday.

Feb 11, 2013

Jury selected for inquest into custody death

A jury has been selected to hear the inquest into the death of a suspect while in Milwaukee police custody.

Jan 20, 2013

Jurors to consider felonies in Milwaukee police custody death

A special prosecutor is considering felony charges in connection with the death of a suspect while in Milwaukee police custody.

Nov 14, 2012

Inquest into Milwaukee custody death set for Feb.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Kevin Martens said during a hearing Wednesday that the inquest into the death of Derek Williams will begin Feb. 11.

Oct 17, 2012

1st hearing held in Milwaukee suspect’s death

A special prosecutor says he might seek outside medical experts in the investigation into a suspect's death in Milwaukee police custody.

Oct 3, 2012

Judge Franke named special prosecutor in man’s custody death

A special prosecutor has been named to oversee the investigation into the death of a man who died in Milwaukee police custody.

Sep 25, 2012

Feds consider investigation into suspect’s death in Milwaukee

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 […]

Jun 29, 2012

Panel clears Milwaukee police in suspect’s death, lawyer pushes for lawsuit

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission has cleared police in the death of a suspect in the back of a squad car.

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