Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks received $1K bail despite red-flag rating, court docs show
When deputies walked Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks in front of a Milwaukee judge on Nov. 5 after he allegedly ran over his ex with the same SUV used in the deadly Christmas parade attack weeks later, a pretrial investigator had already raised flags about a serious potential to commit more crimes if let out on bail.
The court was aware both of his extensive criminal past – stretching back two decades – and the active risk he presented to the public, the document shows. He also had an active hold from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office and the documented noted that "Mr. Brooks is diagnosed with a serious and persistent illness which he is not receiving treatment for."
A graph outlining his risk factors labeled him a six for the risk of new criminal activity, the most severe rating available. He received a four for a risk of failure to appear for future court dates.