The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
The former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail was charged Monday with felony misconduct in office and obstructing an officer in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Major Nancy Evans was charged along with two other jail staffers.
Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate with bipolar disorder, went seven days without water in solitary confinement before his death. Jail Lt. Kashka Meadors, 40, and correctional officer James Ramsey-Guy, 38, are each charged with neglecting an inmate, a felony offense. Meadors gave the order to shut off the water and Ramsey-Guy physically cut the water.
Then-Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. promoted Evans in 2014 to overseeing Mitchell Airport security after Clarke’s own internal investigation found she had committed a “clear act” of misconduct in office just 18 months before.