Crime Milwaukee prosecutors charge jail staff in inmate's dehydration death

20:30  13 february  2018
20:30  13 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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12, 2018, in Milwaukee , for the dehydration death of an inmate in 2016. The charges allege the staffers deprived 38-year-old Terrill Thomas of water for a week as The charges come almost a year after jurors recommended jail staff should be liable after prosecutors presented them with evidence.

MILWAUKEE — Three Milwaukee County jail staffers are facing criminal charges for their role in the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate who spent a week without water, prosecutors said Monday. The charges announced by the Milwaukee District Attorney ' s Office come almost a year after jurors

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MILWAUKEE — Three Milwaukee County jail staffers are facing criminal charges for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent announced by the Milwaukee District Attorney ' s Office come almost a year after jurors recommended jail staff should be liable after prosecutors presented

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three Milwaukee County jail staffers are facing criminal charges for their role in the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate who spent a week without water

Three Milwaukee County jail staffers are facing criminal charges for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent a week without water, prosecutors said Monday.

The charges announced by the Milwaukee District Attorney's Office come almost a year after jurors recommended jail staff should be liable after prosecutors presented them with evidence. An investigation revealed 38-year-old Terrill Thomas had water to his cell shut off as punishment for flooding it with a mattress in April 2016.

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MILWAUKEE — Three Milwaukee County jail staffers are facing criminal charges for their role in the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate who spent a week without water, prosecutors said Monday. The charges announced by the Milwaukee District Attorney ’ s Office come almost a year after jurors

Prosecutors say Thomas had been left alone for seven days without water, and the medical examiner' s office says he died of "profound dehydration ." The District Attorney ' s Office is holding an inquest to determine whether a member of the jail staff should be charged in Thomas' death .

Jail Cmdr. Nancy Lee Evans is charged with felony misconduct and misdemeanor obstructing an office. Prosecutors say she failed to preserve surveillance video showing the water turned off and lied to police about what the footage showed. If convicted of both charges, Evans could face more than four years in prison.

a man wearing a hat: Prosecutors charged three Milwaukee County jail staffers on Feb. 12, 2018, for their role in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas, left, who spent a week without water. © Kimberly Perry / AP Prosecutors charged three Milwaukee County jail staffers on Feb. 12, 2018, for their role in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas, left, who spent a week without water. At the time of Thomas' death, the jail was overseen by conservative firebrand Sheriff David Clarke, who resigned in August to join a political action committee in support of President Donald Trump. Clarke was not the target of the inquest because he wasn't directly involved in Thomas' death.

Police detectives asked Evans in a questionnaire during their investigation whether there was any documentation showing whether the water was turned off the whole time or intermittently. The document Evans signed off on answered that "there is no documentation indicating this." However, prosecutors say Evans was aware of the tape and that it showed the water to Thomas' cell being turned off and never turned back on again.

Thomas' family has said he was having a mental breakdown when police arrested him April 14, 2016, for shooting a man in front of his parents' house and later firing a gun inside a casino.

Thomas' case wasn't the only time an inmate was punished by being deprived of water. Prosecutors presented jurors with jail logs documenting two cases in which disobeying inmates had water to their cells turned off - both within a month of Thomas dying. One of the cases happened a week after Thomas' death.

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