Deadly Parade Crash Trial: Local leaders react to verdict

Posted at 1:38 PM, October 26, 2022 and last updated 1:27 AM, December 13, 2022

By Julia Marshall

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WTMJ) — Darrell Brooks has been found guilty of all 76 charges against him in connection to the Waukesha Christmas parade attack — including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

Immediately following the reading of count one’s verdict, local leaders began releasing statements and reactions.


The City of Waukesha sent a news release shortly before noon. Read it here.

State Senator Julian Bradley tweeted saying, “Thankfully we have a guilty verdict in the Brooks trial and we have Justice for Waukesha.”

Senator Ron Johnson tweeted during the verdict reading saying, “Justice has been served for the victims and families of the Waukesha Christmas Parade massacre. I hope and pray this verdict will bring them some measure of peace and closure. I want to thank Judge Dorow for her service and patience putting up with this murderer.”

Attorney General Josh Kaula tweeted saying, “The defendant’s despicable actions caused heartbreaking loss and pain. I am grateful to the many people who ensured that he was convicted and will face the consequences for his heinous crimes. My thoughts are with the people of Waukesha, who have responded to this horrific attack with such incredible resolve, unity, and strength.”

Republican candidate for governor, Tim Michels, tweeted saying, “Waukesha Co. DA Susan Opper and Judge Jennifer Dorrow [sic] did fantastic jobs. Opper presented an airtight case & Dorrow kept her cool and kept the trial focused and fair. My heart again goes out to the victims and their families. Their pain isn’t erased, but this was a just verdict.”

This story was originally published Oct.26, 2022 by WTMJ in Milwaukee, an E.W. Scripps Company.