Wisconsin residents ask gov to remove DA whose office set low bail for suspect in parade massacre

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he'll take complaint "seriously"

December 22, 2021 9:22am

Updated: December 22, 2021 10:50pm

Milwaukee County residents are pushing Wisconsin Democrat Gov. Tony Evers to remove a district attorney for his role in connection with the person charge in the Waukesha Christmas parade killings having been released from jail weeks earlier on an acknowledged "inappropriately low" bail.

The defendant, Darrell Brooks, was reportedly released on $1,000 bail about 17 days before the Nov. 21 incident in which six people were killed and dozens more were injured. 

The residents sent a complaint to Evers asking that he fire Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm who said in a statement that Brooks’ bail in connection with several misdemeanor and felony charges was "inappropriately low." 

"I think it's in his best interest, and clearly, it's in the best interest of the people of southeast Wisconsin to fire John Chisholm and make southeast Wisconsin a safer place," Orville Seymer, who organized the complaint and runs Citizens for Responsible Government, told FOX6.

Evers said he'll take the complaint "seriously," according to the Daily Wire

Chisolm has endorsed policies that recommend low bail amounts for some non-violent criminal activity, the news outlet also reports