In light of the July 2011 death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department custody, Wisconsin state legislators plan to introduce legislation mandating new training for police officers.
The new legislation would require police officers to undergo training regarding "cultural differences, mental health and physical health conditions that can affect behavior and arrest and pursuit procedures."
For more information regarding the death of Derek Williams, and the proposed new training, please see the excellent report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney on Civil Rights in Wisconsin
The civil rights lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. represent the long-term girlfriend of Mr. Williams, on behalf of their three children. Our personal injury attorneys are working to obtain justice and accountability for the death of Mr. Williams.
A memorial fund has been established to care for Mr. Williams' children. Donations can be dropped off at the offices of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C., 1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 405, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203. Checks can be made payable to the "Derek M. Williams Jr. Children's Memorial Fund."