WI Lawmakers Tackle Bail Laws

WI Lawmakers Tackle Bail Laws

The tragedy in Waukesha has one Wisconsin lawmaker looking to change the states’ constitution to help keep some criminals in jail.

State Representative Cindi Duchow says her constitutional amendment would remove the restrictions that judges currently face when setting bail. The constitution mandates that every suspect in Wisconsin is eligible for bail, and it stops judges from considering the dangerousness or violence of a defendant when setting that bail amount. Waukesha’s parade suspect, Darrell Brooks, was released on a thousand-dollars bail following a domestic violence arrest just days before police say he ran through Sunday’s parade crowd.

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