Mayor Tom Barrett issued the following statement regarding the Derek Williams Inquest:
“I want to thank Special Prosecutor John Franke for his professionalism while presenting the case and I want to thank the jury panel for their service.
“As I said last fall, the squad car video of Derek William in the back seat was disturbing, very disturbing. When the medical examiner changed his opinion, I supported and called for an independent investigation as did Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn. Milwaukee Police Department operating procedures were changed so that officers must call for medical assistance when an individual is expressing health complications.
“The decisions made today by the inquest jury are not final and the legal process will be continuing. As today’s findings are vetted and work their way through the legal process, I ask everyone to remain patient and respectful of the process.”
Press Releases Referencing Tom Barrett
Feb 3rd, 2015 by Tom Barrett
Mayor Barrett released the following statement in regard to Alderman Donovan’s transit option press release today
City Unveils New Plan to Build on $2.6 Billion in Downtown Investment by Moving the Streetcar Project Forward, Adding Lakefront LineNov 18th, 2014 by Tom Barrett
Plan Covers Lakefront Line, Utility Costs Without Property Tax Dollars; Operations Slated to Begin by 2018
Aug 14th, 2014 by Tom Barrett
The City of Milwaukee will hold a 2015 Preliminary Budget Hearing to ensure the 2015 City of Milwaukee Budget addresses the needs of our community
Mayor Barrett released the following statement regarding the possibility of double-decking Interstate 94 on the west side of Milwaukee:Jun 18th, 2014 by Tom Barrett
"I’m mystified as to why the Governor has not taken the Stadium Interchange's double deck option off the table."
Apr 29th, 2014 by Tom Barrett
“Judge Adelman’s decision is good for democracy."
Apr 23rd, 2014 by Tom Barrett
We’re not surprised that the Public Service Commission continues to politicize a local public works improvement project.