As previously reported on this website, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody in July 2011. In light of this tragedy, the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP is calling for changes to protect civil rights. To begin with, the NAACP recommends improvements to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission ("FPC"), the entity charged with oversight of the MPD. In addition, the NAACP is proposing that the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission address complaints of discrimination and civil rights violations. The NAACP also urges the County of Milwaukee to re-establish its Human Rights Commission and the State of Wisconsin to create an Office of Human Rights. Read the complete proposal by the NAACP.
Our Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys to Represent this Wrongful Death Case
The civil rights attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. applaud the efforts of the NAACP in responding to the death of Derek Williams. Our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers represent Mr. Williams' long-term girlfriend, on behalf of their three young children. We will work hard to ensure that there is justice and accountability for Mr. Williams' death