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
Aug 28th, 2015 by Tom Barrett
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett formally accepted the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award Friday recognizing the Port of Milwaukee for an increase in the volume of international cargo in 2014.
Aug 7th, 2015 by Tom Barrett
Joint statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Mayor Tom Barrett
May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Barrett
Mayor Barrett's Statement on Alderman Joe Dudzik
Apr 28th, 2015 by Tom Barrett
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. This month, I am proud to stand alongside my colleague Dr. Darienne Driver, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, in raising awareness of the misconceptions around sexual assault.
Mar 9th, 2015 by Tom Barrett
Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Alverno College
Feb 3rd, 2015 by Tom Barrett
Mayor Barrett released the following statement in regard to Alderman Donovan’s transit option press release today