Milwaukee man charged in connection with squad car crash that killed Officer Charles Irvine
According to the criminal complaint, Harrison had been connected with numerous drug investigations in the past. In November of 2017, Harrison was believed to have sold heroin cut with fentanyl to two people, resulting in the overdose death of one.
On June 7, officers went to the area of 95th and Fond du Lac where the black Volkswagen was registered. Officers made contact with Ladell and verbally identified themselves as police. Ladell allegedly ran into the driver's seat of a Lexus and closed the door. A small child was in the back seat screaming. Ladell was ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint. According to the criminal complaint, he placed both hands in the air indicating a possible surrender before placing the Lexus in drive and speeding away. Ladell was eventually taken into custody in the parking lot of a liquor store.
Ladell allegedly told police during the interview, "I thought you guys couldn't pursue vehicles unless it was a felony." Detectives responded that the policy had changed due to the increase of pursuits that had occurred.
An official memorial fund has also been set up. Donations can be made at any Tri City National Bank or send checks to:
The Charles Irvine Jr. Memorial Fund
C/O Tri City National Bank
N96W18221 County Line Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
To read the full criminal complaint, see below.