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Wisconsin Republicans urge removal of Milwaukee Co. DA over Waukesha parade deaths

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are calling on Wisconsin’s governor, Tony Evers, to remove Milwaukee County’s top prosecutor because his office recommended $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade, killing six people.

Darrell Brooks Jr. posted the bail five days before prosecutors say he drove his SUV through the packed parade route in Waukesha on Nov. 21, killing five adults and a child and injuring about 60 other people.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, last week called the bail recommendation from his office “inappropriately low” given the circumstances of the crimes Brooks was facing and his prior history.

Sixteen GOP lawmakers from the Waukesha area Chisholm’s immediate removal.



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