Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
Several Council members met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday (Sept. 28) to discuss concerns related to the Derek Williams case.
Twelve members of the Milwaukee Common Council today sent a letter (attached) to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic asking that specific changes be made into law regarding procedures and practices in the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 12 Council members are urging changes in the Medical Examiner’s practices in the wake of the death last year of Derek Williams while in Milwaukee Police Department custody.
Several Council members met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday (Sept. 28) to discuss concerns related to the Derek Williams case. As a result of that discussion Medical Examiner Dr. Brian L. Peterson assured the members that policy changes have been made and put in place to prevent missteps from happening again in the case of a person who dies in the custody of Milwaukee police or as a result of the actions of MPD personnel.
“To ensure these policy decisions remain, we are now asking county officials to utilize the legislative process and make into law the Medical Examiner’s suggestions in addition to certain key procedural changes,” Alderman Hines said.
Press Releases Referencing Milwaukee Common Council
Sep 14th, 2015 by Milwaukee Common Council
Testimony to be heard only from principals, city officials
Feb 9th, 2015 by Milwaukee Common Council
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School basketball player Arike Ogunbowale will be honored at the Common Council meeting tomorrow
Jan 23rd, 2015 by Milwaukee Common Council
Joint Statement from members of the Common Council
Jan 13th, 2015 by Milwaukee Common Council
Joint statement from Aldermen Ashanti Hamilton and Willie C. Wade.
Nov 6th, 2014 by Milwaukee Common Council
Additional Police Officers Will Be One Part of Comprehensive Strategy Throughout All City Departments
Sep 2nd, 2014 by Milwaukee Common Council
Kenneth “Ken” Germanson will be presented with the 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award tomorrow (Wednesday, September 3) at City Hall.