Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

Death of a Person in Police Custody


By - Dec 9th, 2021 02:38 pm

MILWAUKEE – Last night at approximately 8:00 p.m., on the 1600 block of S. Cesar Chavez Drive, Milwaukee Police conducted a traffic stop in conjunction with an on-going drug investigation. A 27-year-old Milwaukee male was taken into custody and conveyed to MPD District 2. While in custody, officers identified that the subject was in need of medical attention believing he had recently taken a controlled substance.

According to department policy, the subject was conveyed to a local hospital for medical clearance. After the subject was medically cleared by the hospital, he was conveyed back to MPD District 2. While at District 2, he had an additional medical emergency and was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment where he was ultimately pronounced deceased.

According to department policy, two officers have been placed on administrative duty. One is 38 years old, with more than six years with MPD, and one is 30 years old with more than  three years with MPD.

Pursuant to the Milwaukee Police Department’s Standard Operating Procedure, a death of a person while in police custody will be investigated by an outside and independent law enforcement agency. This incident is being investigated by the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team and the West Allis Police Department is the lead agency.

A community briefing discussing this incident will be released in the future.

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