December 15, 2016

 

Lena Taylor: “No one is above the law, even those sworn to protect and serve”

(MADISON) –Today, Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced charges of first-degree reckless homicide in the officer-involved death of Sylville Smith. Former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown (District 7), faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted:

“My prayers go out to Mr. Smith’s son, mother, father, siblings and supporters who have had to endure the consequences of this horrific tragedy. Clearly the actions after Mr. Smith’s death were based in people being sick and tired of being sick and tired of a lack of justice as the status quo. Today’s charging decision affords the opportunity to rebuild trust that no one is above the law, not even those who take an oath to protect and serve.”