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.
District Attorney John Chisholm mentioned Thursday the prosecutor on the scenario was juggling a trial and various new scenarios when she recommended the $1,000 bail. He reported the PSA had not however been uploaded where by she could see it and she basically doubled Brooks’ current $500 bail on the prior case.
Brooks remained in custody immediately after the Nov. 5 hearing because of a keep in Waukesha County, which experienced a warrant for his arrest for missing youngster assist payments and hearings in a 2003 paternity circumstance.
He was produced following a hearing in that matter on Nov. 16, because his mom had posted the $1,000 bail in the Milwaukee case on Nov. 11, according to court docket documents.
Brooks is being held in Waukesha on $5 million bail imposed after he was charged with six counts of very first-diploma intentional murder after police say he drove by means of the city’s parade putting far more than 5 dozen members and spectators.