MILWAUKEE, Wis. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump and Steven Hart have issued a statement following the announcement that two Milwaukee Police Department officers involved in the February 2022 in-custody death of Keishon Thomas are facing criminal charges.
Milwaukee former officer Donald Krueger is charged with abuse of a resident of a penal facility and Milwaukee Officer Marco Lopez is charged with misconduct in public office for Thomas’ death at the District Five station. Krueger retired after he was placed on suspension and Lopez is still on full suspension.
Attorneys for the family issued the following statement:
“Keishon’s death could have been prevented if the officers who were responsible for him at the time of his arrest followed the protocol. Keishon’s family will never know if he could have been saved by proper medical attention. Officer Lopez lied about following protocol and checking on the inmate he was responsible for, and Krueger didn’t give Keishon the medical attention he obviously needed when he saw him dry heave. The role of police officers is to help people, but when Keishon needed help the most, he was ignored and left to die.”
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