Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ladell Harrison Charged With The Death Of Milwaukee Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr.

Harrison was charged with multiple drug violations, eluding police and causing the death of Milwaukee Police Officer Irvine Jr.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

June 12, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Ladell Harrison, 28, was charged with 11 felony counts and one misdemeanor count for drug charges and causing the death of Milwaukee Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr., 23, on June 7th and injuring Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Schulze, 36. Ladell  was charged with the following;

1. Manufacture/Deliver Heroin (<3g), Felony & as a Party to a Crime

2. Manufacture/Deliver Cocaine (>1-5g), Felony & as a Party to a Crime

3. Manufacture/Deliver Cocaine (>1-5g), Felony

4. Manufacture/Deliver Heroin (<3g), Felony

5. Manuf/Deliver Schedule I, II Narcotics, Felony

6. Operator Flee/Elude Officer - Death, Felony

7. Operator Flee/Elude Officer-Bodily Harm or Property Damage, Felony

8. Knowingly Operating While Revoked (Cause Death), Felony

9. Bail Jumping-Misdemeanor A

10. 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony

11. 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony

12. Attempting to Flee or Elude an Officer, Felony I, and if convicted on all charges, Ladell is facing life in prison. A 750,000 cast bail was set for Ladell. He pleaded not guilty and is expected back in court for a preliminary hearing on June 22.

According to the criminal complaint, Ladell, the driver was fleeing in a Sedan from police and believed police would not chase him. Officer Schulze reached 96.3 miles-per-hour driving the police squad and pursuing Ladell who was driving a bit faster when Schulze lost control and crash, which the impact caused the police squad to flip about 20 times ending upside down. 
Ladell along with another male and a female were arrested by police shortly after Officers Schulze and Irvine crashed. Irvine died from his injuries and Schulze survived and was released from the hospital.
Ladell told police that he had his 5-year-old son in the vehicle with him when being chased by police and he also had a firearm. Ladell is a convicted felon.
Ladell was under investigation for selling heroin and in connection with an overdosed case in 2017 involving a woman who died, according to the criminal complaint.
In 2017, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission approved for police officers to pursue drivers fleeing police for nonviolent offenses.

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