Group plans to police Milwaukee law enforcement


by WDJT Graphics

MILWAUKEE -- Community activists in Milwaukee start making plans to keep a closer watch on police.

"Taking pictures, video taping, so when we go up against them again, we don't have to go by word of mouth," says Derek William's great aunt, Maeleen Jordan.

As the inquest into her great nephew's death unfolds, Maeleen Jordan hopes other families never have to experience her pain.

"My family has been hurt by the hands of an officer here in Milwaukee," says Jordan as she fights back tears.

Jordan's great nephew Derek Williams' died in the back of a Milwaukee Police squad car in July 2011. The inquest into whether officers committed any crimes during his arrest continues Monday. In the meantime, she's teaming up with community activists to form a cop watch program targeted at the Milwaukee Police Department.

"So that people know how to fill out complaint forms, how to get to the police and fire commission and how to use their cameras and video devices and Twitter and Facebook to actually start policing the police." says Tory Lowe who is organizing the group.

He plans to launch the cop watch group in the Spring.


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