Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Williams inquest an exercise in transparency, justice

We have said all along, since the death in police custody of Derek Williams, that the only way to restore the public’s faith that justice will be done is with complete transparency and a thorough vetting of the facts in full view of the public. Having personally observed several days’ worth of testimony in this […]

By - Feb 21st, 2013 05:24 pm

We have said all along, since the death in police custody of Derek Williams, that the only way to restore the public’s faith that justice will be done is with complete transparency and a thorough vetting of the facts in full view of the public.

Having personally observed several days’ worth of testimony in this weeklong inquest, I can unequivocally say it has been a worthwhile endeavor. The public is much more aware of the series of events that led up to Derek Williams’s death, and they have seen firsthand as the wheels of justice begin to turn.

But this specific case is still far from over, and Derek Williams’s death is only one of a number of cases that constitute a broader federal investigation into the Milwaukee Police Department. It bears repeating that the proceedings of the last week are only the first steps in the march toward justice.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Ald. Milele Coggs

Council overrides mayoral veto of COP house initiative

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs - November 28, 2018

Bronzeville Week celebration set for August 3 – 10, 2019

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Free Gallery Night on King Drive

This Gallery Night will feature the timeless talent of artist and craftsman Darron Reed.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us