New evidence released in Stingley case as family holds rally

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Family and friends of Corey Stingley held a rally in front of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office Friday, January 17th to protest the DA's decision not to issue charges in 16-year-old's death.

Stingley was restrained by three men after allegedly attempting to steal liquor from VJ's Food Mart in West Allis. Stingley later died as a result of injuries sustained during the incident.

West Allis police released a new piece of evidence in the case during the rally -- a 911 call made during the incident, presumably by one of the customers restraining the teen.

Surveillance video from the store shows Stingley putting bottles of alcohol in his backpack. He is then confronted by the clerk before trying to run out and being restrained by three men.

In the 911 audio, a caller is heard saying "Three of us have the perp on the ground right now, holding him for you."

When police arrived, Stingley was not breathing and had no pulse. The Medical Examiner determined the teen eventually died from a lack of oxygen to his brain due to asphyxiation.

Milwaukee Alderman Joe David issued a statement on Friday saying he viewed the video and although he doesn't condone the theft that led to the situation, he warns the public, "if the subject is not a threat to you and your personal surrounding, call law enforcement. Let the professionals handle the law breaker. There is a high probability something will go wrong."

Those at the rally echo his sentiment. Stingley's father is asking for a federal investigation into the case.