WAUKESHA, Wis. — Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks was launched on $1,000 bail for allegedly working over an ex-girlfriend together with his automotive simply two weeks earlier than the lethal Christmas parade rampage. The court docket document of that important bail listening to is misplaced ceaselessly.
In Wisconsin each official court docket continuing is memorialized both by a court docket reporter or a digital recording gadget. However the transcript of the listening to is completely gone, an official informed Fox Information on Tuesday.
“The digital recording is broken,” she stated when an try was made to order the Nov. 5 transcript.
Profession prison Brooks, 39, allegedly mowed down the mom of 1 his kids with a purple Ford Escape Nov. 2 — leaving a tire mark on her left leg, authorities have stated.
Regardless of the intense fees and one other pending felony case for taking pictures at his nephew throughout a combat in July 2020, a junior prosecutor really helpful $1,000 money bail for Brooks. His mom promptly posted the sum.
About two weeks later, on Nov. 21, Brooks drove the identical purple Ford Escape into vacation revelers, killing six and injuring 60, authorities say.
After the horrific incident, Milwaukee County District Legal professional John Chisholm introduced an inner investigation into the extensively panned resolution to request the paltry bail quantity.
“The state’s bail suggestion on this case was inappropriately low in mild of the character of the latest fees and the pending fees in opposition to Mr. Brooks,” Chisholm stated in a press release.
The DA, a self-described “progressive,” has championed reforms geared toward lowering money bail and incarceration charges.
Brooks is locked up on the Waukesha County Jail on $5 million bond and faces six counts of intentional murder and different fees.
The profession prison, with a rap sheet stretching again to 1999, has develop into a poster baby for the failures of liberal prison justice reforms.