For Immediate Release:
Date/Time: Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:38PM
Location: 3200 Block of South 25th Street
(Greenfield, WI) – On Thursday, March 1st at 11:38PM a Greenfield officer attempted to stop a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle fled from the officer and the officer attempted to stop the vehicle using a pursuit intervention technique.
The suspect vehicle left the roadway in the 3200 Block of South 25th Street and struck a tree, killing the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The officer was uninjured. The deceased is a 25 year old West Allis man. The officer involved is 29 years old with five years of experience. The officer is on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation as per established protocol.
The Oak Creek Police Department is leading the investigation as part of the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team* and is being assisted by member agencies and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
No further information will be released pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
*The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team (MAI Team) was created in 2016 to specifically address compliance with the requirements of 2013 WI. Act 348 as spelled out in WI. § 175.47. Currently, 17 Milwaukee County and Waukesha County law enforcement agencies contribute resources to the investigative team. Six of those agencies are considered lead investigative agencies and provide supervision and oversight of investigations.
The goal of the MAI Team is to ensure public trust by conducting accurate, objective, transparent, timely, and professional multi-jurisdictional investigations of major incidents, primarily officer involved critical incidents. Together, the team will maximize the availability and sharing of the latest technological equipment and investigative techniques. The MAI Team allows resources to consolidate and share the skills of the most experienced supervisors and investigators.