U.S. Department of Justice weighs in on Stingley case

U.S. Attorney James L. Santelle issues a statement

CREATED Jan 18, 2014

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 MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a statement on a possible investigatino into the Corey Stingley case.

Through the statement, U.S. Attorney James L. Santelle says Craig Stinley, Corey's father, made the Department of Justice aware of his request for an investigation in September of 2013.

Santelle says his office informed Stingley that "the information you provided regarding these incidents [involving the death of Corey Stingley] is insufficient for us to determine the existence of possible federal criminal civil rights violations."

The statement goes on to say that Santelle's office has not received any additional information about the case since Stingley's original letter, but "the United States Department of Justice will review this matter to determine if a federal investigation is warranted, without any present commitment to or plan for prosecution."

Corey Stingley, a 16 year old boy, died after being forcibly restrained by several onlookers who saw him attempt to shoplift at a convenience store in West Allis. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm elected not to file charges in Stingley's death.