UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 31): Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas officially released the name of the deputy as Joel Streicher -- which confirms the information provided by a FOX6 News source. Lucas said Streicher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard protocol in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
MILWAUKEE -- A source tells FOX6 News the name of the Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy involved in a fatal crash at 10th and State on Saturday, Jan. 25 is Joel Streicher.
Investigators say 47-year-old Ceasar Stinson's vehicle was overturned in the wreck late on Saturday morning. It happened near the sheriff's office and Milwaukee County Jail. Stinson, who worked as a lobbyist for Milwaukee Public Schools, died on the scene.
Stinson's female passenger was taken to the hospital, as was the deputy. Sheriff Lucas said the deputy (Streicher) was not responding to a call when the crash happened.
"He was very passionate about the community," says Simon Warren, a friend of Stinson's.
Limited details were initially provided by Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas on Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Lucas said a 50-year-old deputy with 23 years of service (Streicher) was headed northbound on 10th Street when the squad collided with Stinson's vehicle -- which was headed westbound on State.
Streicher remains on administrative leave while the Milwaukee Police Department's investigation (which is policy) into what caused the crash continues.
This is not the first time Streicher has been under investigation.
In April 2019, he was booked in jail and ultimately pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with a prostitution bust. Court records show he paid $250 and have his DNA as part of the agreement.
A 23-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, Streicher received the prestigious David Demos Award for his work at the department.
A Milwaukee County District Attorney tells FOX6 News that, based on the initial reports, the investigation could last weeks. Once that investigation over, the matter will be handed over to the District Attorney's Office to determine if anything about the crash could become a criminal matter.
MCSO officials said they were also conducting an internal review.