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Judge, special prosecutor in Derek Williams’ case to meet Tuesday

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MILWAUKEE — A judge and the special prosecutor appointed to handle an inquest into the Derek Williams’ death will meet Tuesday, October 16th. Tuesday’s meeting is set to determine a date for the inquest to begin.

Williams died while in police custody in July 2011. He was picked up by Milwaukee police officers following a foot chase — suspected of an attempted robbery. 

Williams’ death was captured on a squad camera as he struggled to breathe for nearly 15 minutes without help. 

A Medical Examiner’s report originally indicated Williams’ cause of death as complications due to Sickle cell trait — but that report was amended, and the cause of death changed to homicide (death at the hands of another).

MPD and the Milwaukee County District Attorney concluded the officers involved did not break any rules. However, the two did call for an inquest into the Williams’ case.

A separate federal investigation into Williams’ death has also been announced.

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