2 Milwaukee police officers charged in connection with man's overdose death


MILWAUKEE — Prosecutors have charged two Milwaukee police officers in connection with a person’s overdose death.

Officers Donald Krueger and Marco Lopez had been charged individually Friday with felony abuse of particular person in custody and misdemeanor misconduct in workplace, respectively, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.


In accordance with the legal grievance, officers arrested a person in February 2022 and took him to the fifth Precinct. The newspaper and NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee recognized the person as Keishon D. Thomas.

Whereas Krueger was reserving him, Thomas stated he’d ingested medication and started to throw up and sweat, the grievance stated. Krueger stated he’d name an ambulance however by no means did, in line with the grievance.

Lopez later took over reserving duties, together with checking on these in custody each quarter-hour. He allegedly falsified entries about his checks, the grievance stated.

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