An inquest jury recommends criminal charges against seven jail staffers in the Terrill Thomas dehydration death case at the Milwaukee County jail, which is run by Trump supporter Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.
The Journal Sentinel reports, “The jury found probable cause of a crime in the actions of seven jail officials under a felony statute prohibiting abuse, neglect and ill-treatment of inmates.”
“The jury found probable cause in the actions of seven individuals: Sheriff’s Major Nancy Evans, Jail Lt. Kashka Meadors and corrections officers James Ramsey-Guy, Thomas Laine, John Weber, Dominique Smith and JorDon Johnson,” the newspaper reports.
District Attorney John Chisholm will now decide if any criminal charges will be filed in the death of Thomas, who suffered with bipolar disorder. Thomas was “deprived of water and a mattress during seven straight days at the Milwaukee County Jail.”