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.”
“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 Williams 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 23rd, 2016 by Tom Barrett
Curfew was in response to events last weekend in Sherman Park neighborhood
Aug 1st, 2016 by Tom Barrett
Neighborhood Events to Take Place across City
Jun 28th, 2016 by Tom Barrett
Department of Labor Funds Allow Residents to Develop Skills for In-Demand Tech Jobs
Jun 2nd, 2016 by Tom Barrett
The following is a statement from Mayor Tom Barrett
Mayor Barrett Announces Milwaukee’s Harbor District Awarded National Grant to Improve Public Access to the WaterfrontMay 12th, 2016 by Tom Barrett
Revitalizing the economy and ecology of the Harbor District was identified as a catalytic project in Mayor Barrett’s ReFresh Milwaukee Sustainability Plan.
Apr 14th, 2016 by Tom Barrett
Reggie Moore to lead efforts to address root causes of violence, build communitywide response