Milwaukee Police Brutality Attorney
Derek Williams Dies in Police Custody
A 22-year-old African-American man by the name of Derek Williams died in police custody in July 2012. There is a Milwaukee Police Department policy in place which requires mandatory medical attention when needed for those held in custody. In this tragic case, Derek Williams was handcuffed in the back of a squad car, unable to breathe. The MPD officers were repeatedly told this by the gasping Williams, yet they did not call an ambulance until Williams finally lost consciousness.
Witness Affirms Police Misconduct
One woman has even come forward to state she witnessed police brutality being committed against Derek Williams prior to the arrest.
- According to the source, MPD officers:
- Used excessive force
- Violently beat Williams
- Stunned Williams with Tasers
Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. refuse to allow the continuation of similar misconduct. Human rights must be respected by government officials.
Seeking Fair Damages for Victims
While the condition leading to Williams’ death was concluded in the autopsy to be pre-existing, this does not change the fact a father is now gone and his three children will be raised by a single mother. Derek Williams might very well still be alive today were it not for MPD violating its policy by disregarding the health rights of a citizen in custody. There is such a thing as righteous anger and those damaged for life MUST be compensated properly. $4 million in damages is being sought for those affected by the tragedy.
Samster Konkel & Safran, C.C – Holding Perpetrators Accountable
If you have been the victim of police misconduct or brutality, we know that you are going through a trying time. But, you don’t have the make your way through this difficult process alone. Our attorneys are here to help fight for the compensation you need in order to begin picking up the pieces. Contact us today to discuss your situation and learn your legal options.
Whether you have been abused by an officer of the law or were denied your rights to medical attention, contact Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. now at (414) 455-1639.