Waukesha Murderer, who Drove His SUV into a Christmas Parade, was Out on a $1,000 Bail After Trying to Run Over the Mother of His Child in the Car

Mar 31, 2024 | Bail Reform

Darrell Brooks was freed from jail on $1,000 bail in Milwaukee County just days before the Waukesha Christmas parade on Nov. 21, where prosecutors say he careened his SUV through the route, killing six and injuring more than 60. . . . Sixteen days before the Waukesha Christmas parade, Brooks was in court in Milwaukee County, accused of running over the mother of his child in his Ford Escape. Despite a pretrial risk assessment that said he was very high risk for committing a new crime, Cornwall set his bail at $1,000. . . .

Brian Polcyn, “Darrell Brooks freed on bail before parade, no record of hearing,” Fox 6 (Milwaukee), November 30, 2021.

A related example of the problem of marginal deterrence is available here.



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