Milwaukee County DA Questions Low Bail For Accused Man

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm now wants to know why bail was so low for the man accused of driving an S-U-V into Sunday’s Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Darrell Brooks had been released five days before the incident on a one-thousand-dollar bail – despite being charged with two felonies and three misdemeanors. John Chisholm is critical of his office’s low bail recommendation.

Prosecutors asked for that “inappropriately low” amount while Brooks was already out on bail from a previous arrest for serious charges like recklessly endangering safety. Brooks is expected to face five counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the Sunday incident that killed 5 people and injured almost 50.