Derek Williams' mother demands justice for her son's death during rally

CREATED Oct 3, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 3, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Derek Williams' mother says she's grateful so many people turned out for today's rally.

"I can't do this by myself," says Sonya Moore.

21-year-old Williams died last year in a Milwaukee police squad car after repeatedly explaining to officers that he could not breathe.  His death was originally called natural.  That was later changed to homicide.

His mother wants everyone involved directly or indirectly with his arrest -- fired.

"I believe everybody that was involved, even the chief, because once he's seen that tape he should have knew that it was wrongdoing.  He just took his friends over his job so I feel he needs to be fired also."

The Williams case has prompted Milwaukee County supervisors to call for policy changes in the way the medical examiner's office handles police custody deaths.

"All audio and video recordings will how be requested in these types of investigations.  The written reports will be requested as well, and there will be a peer and staff review of all these critical reports," says Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic.

State Representative Sandy Pasch also says something must be done, "I think we need justice for this young man and his family."

And Williams' family says they plan to make sure his life wasn't in vain.

"I want justice served.  I want everyone in the world to know I want justice served," says Moore.