Commissioner who OK’d very low bail for Waukesha parade suspect is reassigned

Milwaukee County’s main judge has reassigned the court docket commissioner who accepted a $1,000 bail for Darrell E. Brooks Jr., the guy afterwards charged with driving into the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Commissioner Cedric Cornwall will transfer from the criminal division to managing non-felony matters in civil or spouse and children court docket, Milwaukee County Chief Circuit Jude Mary Triggiano reported.

She said Cornwall has been the concentrate on of threats and harassment since information of his function in the activities primary up to the Nov. 21 tragedy arrived to light-weight. He did not ask for the reassignment, but agreed with it, she explained.

Cornwall, 60, has been a courtroom commissioner since 2005. Commissioners are employed by the elected circuit court judges and preside at a wide variety of pretrial issues.

It was at Brooks’ preliminary visual appeal Nov. 5 that Cornwall set the $1,000 bail that the assistant prosecutor had recommended. Brooks was experiencing two felonies and 3 misdemeanors stemming from domestic violence incident on Nov. 1, a time when he was out on bail in a 2020 situation in which he is billed with taking pictures at two persons. 

A General public Safety Assessment of Brooks performed by a pretrial providers agency rated him as a quite significant chance to dedicate one more crime or violent criminal offense, but did not suggest a bail volume, only that some money bail be expected.