The full report of the incident involving Justice David Prosser allegedly putting Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a chokehold was released this afternoon.
The evidence is clear that Justice David Prosser put his hands on Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s neck, which is why One Wisconsin Now is standing firm with the 10,000 petitions calling for Prosser’s resignation and the thousands of folks who have already signed on to our Stand with Justice Ann Walsh Bradley letter.
Check out these key excerpts from today’s report:
“Did my hands touch her neck, yes, I admit that… Did I try to touch her neck, no, absolutely not, it was a total reflex. (Prosser, p. 39)
“[he said that] believed that he had made contact with Justice Bradley’s neck. … “I remember feeling her neck.” … Justice Prosser went on to say that he remembers the warmth on the side of Justice Bradley’s neck in his hands as his hands were touching her neck.” … “What does any self respecting man do when suddenly that man finds that his hands or part of his hands are on a woman’s neck? Get them off the neck as soon as possible.” (Prosser, p. 41)
“Justice Ziegler said that when she turned her head, she saw Justice Prosser’s hands up by Justice Bradley’s neck area.” (Ziegler, p. 13)
At the June 15 meeting of the Justices over the incident, Justice Bradley said to Justice Prosser: “You put your hands on my neck in a chokehold.” “Margaret said that at this point, nobody argued or corrected Justice Bradley from using the term ‘chokehold.’” (Margaret Brady, Supreme Court HR Officer, p. 28)
“…when Justice Bradley approached Justice Prosser, she observed Justice Prosser put both his hands up and put them on the neck area of Justice Bradley.” (Abrahamson, p. 23)
Justice Prosser’s infamous temperant was also on full display:
Justice Prosser called the Chief a bitch. (Crooks, p. 59)
Justice Prosser said he’d destroy the Chief. (Crooks, p.58)
Justice Prosser said that there’d be a war [with the Chief] and it wouldn’t be a ground. (Crooks, p. 59)
Justice Prosser said that the judges and police in Dane County were corrupt. (Crooks, p. 59)
Justice Prosser called Justice Crooks a “viper.” (Crooks, p. 58)
Justice Prosser was observed getting red in the face and pounding on a table with his fists in conference. (Crooks, p. 58)