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The release of Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks on bail for just $ 1,000 a few weeks before the deadly attack prompted the Milwaukee District Attorney to announce an investigation into his own office’s request for a similar sum. weak.

But it was a commissioner of the court, not a lower-ranking prosecutor, who agreed and paved the way for Brooks’ release.

Court documents identify Cedric Cornwall as the commissioner present at the arraignment of Brooks.

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He didn’t respond to emails asking for an explanation, and no one picked up multiple calls to a phone listed under his name.

Milwaukee Court Commissioner Cedric Cornwall in a campaign photo of his failed 2014 race for a judge’s seat.
(Cornwall for the Circuit Court judge)

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Many experts, including former prosecutors, police officers and defense attorneys, told Fox News Digital that Brooks’ bail seemed too low for the crime of allegedly hitting a woman, stealing her phone and having it. crashed with the same SUV that would have been used weeks later to cause carnage during a family-focused holiday parade. He had also been charged with another gun-related crime pending an active Nevada arrest warrant and a bail breach case.

“The state’s bail recommendation in this case was unusually low in light of the nature of the recent charges and pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” Milwaukee DA John Chisholm’s office said Monday during of the announcement of the internal investigation. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the Milwaukee County Attorney’s Office’s approach to cases involving violent crime, nor with the accused’s risk assessment prior to the release. bail.”

Waukesha parade attack: meet the official who accepted $ 1,000 bail for Darrell Brooks ahead of the Christmas carnage

A series of multiple mugshots showing Waukesha’s suspect, Darrell Brooks, over the years.
(PD / AP from Waukesha)

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Even the suspect’s mother allegedly claimed she regretted buying her freedom, according to a New York Post article citing a conversation with an anonymous ex-girlfriend of the suspect.

“She was destroyed by the fact that people were killed because of it and she said to herself: ‘I blame myself, because if I had not bailed her out, it would not have happened” “, a- she declared.

Cornwall, who has previously attempted to be elected to a judge’s seat, is a commissioner of the tribunal appointed in Milwaukee in the service of the chief justice of the tribunal. Public records show he earned a base salary of $ 123,547 in 2020 and was hired in 2005. Previously, he was a public defender and partner in two private firms.

Waukesha parade attack: meet the official who accepted $ 1,000 bail for Darrell Brooks ahead of the Christmas carnage

Murderous Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin (Credit: @J_Woynilko)
(@J_Woynilko)

The same day he set Brooks bail, he set bail at $ 500 for a man charged with strangulation, beating and domestic violence, court records show. And a day earlier, he had set bail for a woman facing three felony charges, including one for child abuse, at $ 1,000.

And in 2006, he set $ 100,000 bail for an international student accused of a violent sex crime – but did not order him to surrender his passport, according to FOX 6 Milwaukee. This man, Tim Tse, then fled to China. Hong Kong authorities later arrested Tse on an unrelated charge and saw his international warrant, allowing his eventual extradition to the United States.

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“Based on the information that was presented to the court, including the seriousness of the offenses with which the defendant had been charged and the allegations contained in the criminal complaint, I imposed a cash bond which was 10 times higher than the amount requested by the defendant and consistent with the bond requested by the Milwaukee County Attorney’s Office, ”Cornwall said at the time.

“After reviewing the statements of the prosecutor and defense counsel, I rejected the accused’s request for a lower cash bond in conjunction with the surrender of his passport, as a person sufficiently determined can find a way to leave the country without one. “

Waukesha parade attack: meet the official who accepted $ 1,000 bail for Darrell Brooks ahead of the Christmas carnage

Darrell Brooks, accused of killing five people and injuring nearly 50 people after going through a Christmas parade with his sport utility vehicle on November 21, appears in Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, on November 23, 2021. Mark Hoffman / Pool via REUTERS

He had the power to set a higher bond for Brooks, but failed to do so despite a 50-page rap sheet spanning three states and dating back to 1999, with numerous violent felony convictions – and the Nevada open warrant. .

In the Waukesha case, overseen by another court in another county, District Attorney Susan Opper kept her promise made earlier this week and asked for a bond so high that Brooks would have no hope of paying it: 5 millions of dollars.

Court Commissioner Kevin M. Costello called it “extraordinarily high”, but granted it nonetheless.

“I have no problem with the bail being recommended by the state,” he said. “The nature of this offense is shocking.”

Fox News Digital’s Matte Wall contributed to this report.


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