Milwaukee prosecutors are conducting an internal review into their very own workplace’s choice to make an “inappropriately low” bail recommendation for Darrell Brooks Jr., the person suspected of plowing an SUV by way of a crowd in close by Waukesha throughout a Christmas parade.

The horror left a minimum of 5 folks lifeless and 48 injured – together with 18 kids rushed to Children’s Wisconsin hospital in Milwaukee. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson stated throughout a Monday afternoon news convention that he’s referring to prosecutors 5 counts of first-degree intentional murder and extra expenses.


Brooks has a number of pending circumstances in Milwaukee County – together with a 2020 case involving two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering and being a felon in possession of a firearm, in line with a spokesperson for Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm. Bail was initially set at $10,000 and later diminished to $7,500, the district legal professional’s workplace stated.

Mugshot:  Waukesha PD

Mugshot:  Waukesha PD
(Waukesha PD)

But because of a court docket scheduling battle that might have disadvantaged Brooks of his proper to a speedy trial his bail was once more diminished, this time to only $500, which he posted on Feb. 21, 2021, in line with prosecutors.


Darrell Brooks, person of interest in Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade crash

Darrell Brooks, particular person of curiosity in Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade crash
(Wisconsin Department of justice)

Earlier this month, Milwaukee authorities charged Brooks with one other reckless endangering out, felony bail leaping, battery, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. He allegedly ran a girl over with what might have been the identical SUV that wreaked havoc on the Christmas parade. He was launched on $1,000 money bail on Nov. 11.

“The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” Chisholm’s workplace stated Monday. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.”


The DA’s workplace stated an internal review of the bail recommendation choice is underway.

In a latest case, a girl instructed police that Brooks charged into her lodge room, shouted profanity at her, and took her cellphone earlier than driving away. He allegedly circled again later, discovered her strolling to a close-by gasoline station and punched her after she refused to get into his automotive. When she began to stroll away, he allegedly ran her over along with his car.

Police arrested Brooks at his residence at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 2, in line with the felony grievance, which additionally notes that he owned a maroon Ford Escape with license plate ADP 9256. He bumped into the house in an alleged try and evade arrest after authorities ordered him to 

The grievance additionally stated the sufferer had blood on her face, a swollen lip and tire tracks on her pants.

Court data present that simply days later a Milwaukee decide ordered him to steer clear of two ladies in reference to the case – together with one who he had already been instructed to keep away from however was current on the time of his arrest.

On July 24, 2020, Brooks allegedly shot at his nephew, in line with one other felony grievance, following a combat between the 2 a day prior. 

Police arrived at Brooks’ residence after receiving a ShotSpotter alert however stated he had already left the realm.

The nephew escaped harm, and Milwaukee police arrested Brooks the following day, court docket paperwork state.

Brooks’ legal professional on the Milwaukee expenses stated he has not at the moment representing Brooks in reference to the Waukesha parade incident and has no plans to take action sooner or later.

“Our hearts are broken for all families affected by the tragedy at the Waukesha Parade,” legal professional Joe Domask instructed Fox News Digital Monday. “The Waukesha community is dear to our hearts here, and we joined in their sorrow. And we keep all those affected by this incident in our thoughts and prayers.”

Regarding the costs in Milwaukee, he stated he’s nonetheless representing him, “at the moment.”