Chief Flynn reacts to charging decision in Derek Williams’ case

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Chief Ed Flynn released a statement Friday, March 29th regarding special prosecutor John Franke’s decision not to seek charges against three Milwaukee officers in the Derek Williams’ case.

In a statement released on Friday, March 29th, Flynn said: I have learned of Judge Franke’s decision to not file charges in connection with the death of Derek Williams.  The Milwaukee Police Department cooperated fully with the inquest process and members of our Internal Affairs Division observed the inquest proceedings.  No new information was brought to light that would lead us to reopen our original internal investigation.  Based on this fact, the officers will soon be returned to full-duty status. The Milwaukee Police Department is committed to the protection of the community and to restoring the trust of those whose confidence was shaken by these events.