West Allis rallies call to mind Stingley's untimely death
Youth died following shoplifting incident locally in December
West Allis — With an ongoing John Doe probe lingering as a backdrop, Corey Stingley was remembered by his Nathan Hale High School football teammates as well as family members, friends and supporters at a rally calling attention to his death.
Stingley, 16, a junior running back on the team last season, sustained brain damage after he was restrained by three customers during an alleged shoplifting incident Dec. 14, 2012, at VJ's Food Mart, 9206 W. Schlinger Ave. He subsequently died Dec. 29.
The three men involved were arrested and referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, but no charges have been filed to date. The John Doe proceeding started two weeks ago.
The rally on Monday started at Hale, where Corey's father, Craig Stingley, spoke to a crowd of roughly 100 supporters, and then shifted to the West Allis Police Station next door.
"They conducted themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner," said Police Chief Charles Padgett.
A similar rally had been held in front of VJ's Food Mart on July 1.
A third rally is scheduled for July 25 starting at the West Allis Police Department and moving to VJ's Food Mart.
— Jane Ford-Stewart
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