A judge Monday sentenced a former Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy who prosecutors say ran a red light, causing a fatal crash.
Joel Streicher was sentenced to six months in jail and two years probation.
He was charged with one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.
According to a criminal complaint, Streicher was driving his unmarked Milwaukee County squad car on North 10th Street Jan. 25, 2020, when he hit a truck at West State Street driven by Ceasar Stinson.
Stinson, 47, of Milwaukee, died at the scene.
A woman in his truck was injured.
Streicher looked away from the road at his squad computer at the time of the crash, the complaint said.
In court Monday, Streicher said the crash haunts him every day.
“I am beyond sorry for this. From everything I’ve heard about Mr. Stinson, he was an incredible person, and he was loved by his family and his friends and by the community, and he was a positive pillar in the community. He did not deserve to have his life end the way that it did,” Streicher said.