Regarding the decision of Federal officials to close their investigation into the death of Derek Williams, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn said:
“The death of Derek Williams was a tragedy for all concerned: for the family; for the community; and for the Milwaukee Police Department.
The Milwaukee Police Department has taken significant steps to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a similar tragedy.
The Department is a public institution requiring public confidence and continues its work to regain community trust wherever it is weakened. We recommit our best efforts with the community to reduce the unacceptable levels of violent crime that afflicts it.”