Capitol Chaos: Milw. Deputies in Madison
Demonstrators pack Capitol Square in Madison Saturday. | Photo: TODAY'S TMJ4
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff says he's sending deputies to Madison to help during protests at the Capitol over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.
Sheriff David A. Clarke says 17 deputies will be there on Friday and 60 on Saturday. He says the Southeast Wisconsin Emergency Police Services coordinator and the State Department of Administration requested the help.
In a news release, he says the effort will not impact the level of public safety in Milwaukee County and the state is expected to reimburse the county.
The Milwaukee police department helped out Thursday. They sent 37 members from their Major Incident Response Team.