Terrill Thomas

"Come on, [Milwaukee] Sheriff [David] Clarke,'' Roland Martin said during a recent segment of NewsOne Now, "buck up in your big cowboy hat and be a man and talk about how this man died in your jail."

A Wisconsin jury recommended criminal charges for Milwaukee County jail employees Monday in the death of inmate Terrill Thomas, who recently died after being denied water for seven days.

A medical examiner's investigation ruled that a Black Milwaukee inmate's death was a homicide. The mentally ill man died of profound dehydration after guards turned off the water to his cell for days.