originally by: FOX 11 published: 10 October 2012
The FBI has launched a federal
civil rights investigation into the death of a man who died in Milwaukee
police custody, the local special agent in charge said Wednesday.
Derek Williams, 22, died July 6, 2011, when
police video shows him struggling to breath in the back of a squad car.
Following an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the
Milwaukee County medical examiner last month changed the manner of
Williams’ death from natural to homicide.
Attorney John Chisholm has emphasized the medical examiner’s revised
finding doesn’t mean a crime was committed. Medical examiners define
homicide as “death at the hands of another.” The crime of homicide
requires prosecutors to prove intent to kill or reckless disregard for