Officers Will not Face Charges in Death of Milwaukee Man

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 --- 10:49p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The girlfriend of a man who died while in custody of Milwaukee police says a special prosecutor has told family members three officers involved in the incident will not face state criminal charges.

An inquest jury last month recommended a misdemeanor charge of failure to render aid against the officers. Derek Williams died after gasping for air in the back of a squad car in July 2011. The jury's decision was advisory.

Sharday Rose tells the Journal Sentinel ( ) that prosecutor John Franke (FRANK'-ee) told the family Wednesday night he couldn't prove a case against the officers involved with Williams' arrest.

Franke's office says a report explaining the decision will be released Friday.

Two federal investigations into the death remain open.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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