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