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Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office Statement on Christmas Parade Incident

The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office expresses its sincere condolences to the crime victims and everyone affected by the events at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on November 21, 2021. This tragedy has affected our entire community. We would like to acknowledge the work of the men and women in law enforcement who have done a tremendous job to save lives and protect our community. Further, thank you to all the other First Responders, medical personnel and citizens who rendered aid.

Law enforcement is continuing its investigation into this matter. We are working closely with the City of Waukesha Police Department to review the matter and decide what criminal charges will be issued. Initial charges are expected to be filed tomorrow during a court appearance at 4 p.m. at the Waukesha County Courthouse, room 215. Additional charges will be considered at a later time, as the investigation unfolds and the full extent of injuries is known. The court appearance is expected to be live-streamed.
Please find details at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/circuitcourts/.

Any crime victim wanting the assistance of the District Attorney’s office and the Victim Assistance Program should contact our office. The Waukesha Victim Assistance Program is available to all crime victims and witnesses and can provide assistance and information regarding the criminal justice process, crime victim compensation, victims’ rights, crisis counseling, and many other available resources and services. If you feel that you are a victim of this crime, please contact us at help4victims@da.wi.gov. 

Please be mindful that at this stage, any charges that may be issued are allegations and that anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.