WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Jury Selected For Inquest Into Police Custody Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A jury has been selected to hear the inquest into the death of a suspect while in Milwaukee police custody.

The jury of seven women and two men was selected Monday to hear evidence in the death of Derek Williams.

Williams died in July 2011 after gasping for breath and begging for help for about eight minutes in a police car.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a pool of 32 jurors was called. More than a dozen said they had heard of the case and a couple said they had formed opinions. Of those picked, five are white, two are black and two are Hispanic.

Special prosecutor John Franke has listed more than 40 people he may call during the expected seven-day trial. The jury's verdict will be advisory.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190784921 - wsaw.com/a?a=190784921