Formal Charging of Deputy in the Death of Ceasar Stinson

Milwaukee, WI — On May 18,  Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas released the following statement regarding the issuance of a Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle charge against Deputy Joel Streicher:

“The charge brought by the District Attorney’s Office moves the community one step closer to finding answers to this tragic crash that not only took the life of Ceasar Stinson but affected many more lives in the Milwaukee community. It also begins the process of healing and bringing closure to the family of Mr. Stinson. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will cooperate with the District Attorney’s Office investigation. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office internal review into this matter remains independent of the DA’s investigation to ensure integrity throughout the process.”

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Deputy Streicher was on duty and driving an unmarked Sheriff’s Office SUV when he collided with a vehicle driven by Mr. Stinson, causing his death. He is a 50-year-old deputy sheriff with 23-years of service in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. He was relieved of duty at the time of the crash and his status remains the same pending the outcome of the Sheriff’s Office internal review.