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No Federal Charges Stemming From Wis. In-Custody Death

May 28, 2013  | 

Three Milwaukee police officers involved in the arrest of Derek Williams in July 2011 will not face federal criminal charges in connection with his death, according to the U.S. attorney's office. The decision mirrors an earlier one from state prosecutors, which means the officers have now been cleared of criminal wrongdoing at every level.

The three officers, Richard Ticcioni, Jeffrey Cline, and Jason Bleichwehl, also have been vindicated by two internal Milwaukee PD reviews.

However, a wide-ranging review of whether the U.S. Department of Justice should sue the Police Department for a series of possible civil rights violations, known as a pattern and practice investigation, continues, according to U.S. Attorney James Santelle.

Read the full Journal Sentinel story.

Related:

Inquest Jury: Charge 3 Wis. Cops In Custody Death

Tags: Officers Exonerated, In-Custody Deaths, Milwaukee PD


Comments (2)

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Digital Moose @ 5/29/2013 7:25 AM

Sounds like the legal process has run its course, however not so with the federal political process.

Lenny @ 5/29/2013 8:08 PM

Gee they all got off, what a surprise.
That sure is the way I want to go, gasping for breath
while 3 hillbillys watch. What ever happened to depraved
indifference?

He pleaded with the officers to roll down a window and call an ambulance but one unidentified officer replied, "Nope, you're talking to me, you're just playing games," according to a transcript of the squad-car video. What a guy! Must be a great neighbour.

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