WAUKESHA- The reading of victim impact statements was paused and Judge Jennifer Dorow’s courtroom was evacuated during a sentencing hearing for Darrell Brooks on Tuesday morning.
Just before 10:00 a.m., Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper abruptly said that a break was needed. Shortly thereafter, Judge Jennifer Dorow was whisked away by a deputy with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Something very strange just happened after the 10th victim impact statement was read. DA’s office abruptly asked for a break. Judge Dorow was escorted out by a deputy. The rest of us just…stayed out. At least four armed deputies surrounded Brooks…— Alex Crowe (@AlexCrowe38) November 15, 2022
More than an hour later, Judge Dorow’s courtroom reopened and victims resumed reading their impact statements.
News Release— Waukesha County Sheriff (@WaukeshaSheriff) November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022
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Brooks is expected to be sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of all charges related to an attack on the Waukesha Christmas Parade last year.
You can watch the sentencing hearing below.