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Police-Custody Homicide Ruling Upsets Milwaukee

Revised determination comes over a year after the 22-year-old's death

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After learning a 22-year-old man's death in police custody had been revised to homicide, a group of leaders met Sunday night to brainstorm ways to mount a community response.

The Journal Sentinel reported Sunday that the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office has revised its ruling on the death of Derek Williams, who died in Milwaukee police custody in July 2011, from natural to homicide, according to the district attorney's office. The decision came after the Journal Sentinel alerted an assistant medical examiner to newly released records.