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Family seeks legal help to get answers in the death of MPS lobbyist

Posted at 10:02 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 23:42:16-05

MILWAUKEE — Attorney Mark Thomsen has one word to describe how the family of Caesar Stinson is dealing with his unexpected death.

"It's devastating," said Thomsen.

The 47-year-old was hit and killed at 10th and State on January 25th. The other driver involved was Milwaukee County Deputy Joel Streicher.

"A tragedy completely preventable ... we should not be having this conversation. Caesar Stinson should be here. Period," said attorney Thomsen.

Recently, the deputy's union filed a lawsuit against the sheriff's office to stop the release of Deputy Streicher's disciplinary file. An important reason to seek this information.

"We have spent a lot of time in the public talking about reckless driving and how dangerous it has become. The focus has been on young people and their reckless driving, deputies should set the example, so when we have a deputy that runs a red light that is reckless conduct, " said Thomsen.

Its been nearly a month and authorities have not released their findings - a time table that has Stinson's family and friends frustrated.

"The public wants to know why is the officer still on the force and if he will be charged," said Thomsen.

Thomsen says Stinson's family wants more than answers - they seek justice.

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