- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - One of the three Milwaukee officers investigated, but never charged in the death of a man in police custody has been fired.

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission voted Thursday night to end employment of Officer Jason Bleichwehl. The police department says Bleichwehl was fired for non-disciplinary reasons that are medical related.

Bleichwehl and the two other officers were cleared of wrongdoing in the 2011 death of Derek Williams. The 22-year-old man struggled to breathe in the backseat of a squad car for nearly 15 minutes without intervention.

Williams’ family last week filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and the officers involved, including Bleichwehl.


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