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Mon May 1, 2017, 08:47 PM

Inquest recommends charges in Wisconsin inmate's dehydration death: paper

Related LBN thread: Prosecutors say Milwaukee jail run by Sheriff David Clarke continued to withhold water as punishment

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Source: Reuters

U.S. | Mon May 1, 2017 | 8:04pm EDT

Inquest recommends charges in Wisconsin inmate's dehydration death: paper

By Chris Kenning | CHICAGO

An inquest jury in Wisconsin on Monday recommended that seven employees at a Milwaukee County jail where a mentally ill man died in 2016 of dehydration be charged criminally, local media reported.

The jury found that there was probable cause that all seven staffers at the jail run by conservative Sheriff David Clarke committed a crime and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisolm must now decide whether to file charges, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper reported on Monday.

An inquest allows prosecutors to question witnesses under oath and present evidence to an advisory jury and is part of a process of deciding whether and against whom to file charges.

Chisolm and a spokesman for the sheriff's office could not be reached for comment.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wisconsin-prison-idUSKBN17X2JK

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Mon May 1, 2017, 08:58 PM

1. And yet that nasty-a-hole Sheriff gets off scott-free? Abysmal.

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