Prayer vigil to be held for Derek Williams

Written by admin   // October 8, 2012   // Comments Off

Prayer vigil will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. on the corner of Humboldt and Center Streets for Derek Williams, the 22-year-old man who died last year while in Milwaukee Police Custody.

The Williams case came to light after a video surfaced taken by a Milwaukee Police squad car of Williams–his hands handcuffed behind him–struggling to breathe in the back of the MPD squad car before passing out and subsequently dying.

The video has sparked questions about how police handled Williams and calls for the ouster of Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.

The Humboldt and Center location where the vigil will be held is believed to be the place Williams was allegedly murdered. The vigil is being sponsored by Peace for Change Alliance, Inc., which is asking the community to come out and support the family as they seek justice.

For more information, call Tracey Dent, President of Peace for Change Alliance, at 217-766-4568


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