2 of 3 jail staffers accused in death of inmate Terrill Thomas have resigned

MILWAUKEE -- Two of three jail staffers accused in the death of inmate Terrill Thomas have resigned from their posts -- and remain charged.

In a news release issued on Friday, Feb. 16, Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt stated the following:

Nancy Evans, Kashka Meadors, James Ramsey-Guy

"Nancy Evans and Kashka Meadors resigned this week while the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division completed its internal investigation. Had they not resigned, my recommendation to the Personnel Review Board (PRB) would have been termination based upon the results of our internal investigation. James Ramsey-Guy has not resigned and I am recommending that the PRB terminate him based upon our investigation."

The three accused face the following criminal charges:

  • Obstructing an officer (Evans)
  • Misconduct/office-act/inconsistent duty (Evans)
  • Neglect of resident of penal facility (Meadors & Ramsey-Guy)

Terrill Thomas

Terrill Thomas, 38, was jailed in connection with a shooting inside the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in April 2016. He faced felony charges in the case, but on April 24, he was found dead from dehydration inside his cell -- his death ruled a homicide.

During an inquest into Thomas' death, a Milwaukee County jury unanimously recommended criminal charges against seven staffers at the Milwaukee County Jail. The three have now been formally charged.