Special prosecutor will not file charges in Derek Williams case
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MILWAUKEE - The Journal Sentinel is reporting that there will be no state charges in the Derek Williams case.
Three Milwaukee Police officers faced charges of failure to provide aid connected to Williams' death in the back of a police squad car.
"Special Prosecutor John Franke met with Sharday Rose and other members of Williams' family Wednesday evening and told them he does not think he can prove a case against any of the officers involved in the arrest of Williams, who died after gasping for air in the back of a squad car in July 2011," according to Gina Barton with the Journal Sentinel.
"Officers Richard Ticcioni, Jeffrey Cline and Jason Bleichwehl will not be charged with of failure to render aid by law enforcement, a misdemeanor charge recommended by an inquest jury last month."
According to Rose, Franke plans to publicly announce the decision Thursday.
"I'm lost right now, really," she told the newspaper. "I don't get why they did not get charged."
A pair of federal investigations still remain open, and officers could still face department from the MPD.