Detective’s ‘without incident’ remark guided ruling on in-custody death

An assistant medical examiner trusted a police detective’s statement that the arrest of Derek Williams happened “without incident,” leading the pathologist to conclude a year ago that Williams died naturally, Milwaukee County’s chief medical examiner said Wednesday.

Assistant Medical Examiner Christopher Poulos did not ask for or review any police reports or video during his initial investigation of Williams’ death. Instead, he relied on a detective’s statement to an on-scene investigator from the medical examiner’s office about the July 2011 death.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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