Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

Milwaukee Police Officer Fired for "Non-Disciplinary Reasons"

This morning a Milwaukee Police Officer is out of a job.

Jason Bleichwehl was one of the officers who was in the squad car with robbery suspect Derek Williams right before he died.

A letter from Chief Ed Flynn states he fired him for "non-disciplinary reasons."

CBS 58 attended Thursday night's Fire and Police Commission meeting but officials would not comment.

Squad car video shows Williams passing out after a lengthy foot chase in July of 2011.

The Medical Examiner's Office determined he suffered from sickle cell crisis.

His family is suing the city over the lack of action when Williams said repeatedly that he couldn't breathe.

Share this article: