This could be one of the most hot-button criminal investigations in the history of the State of Wisconsin. Sheriff Dave Mahoney is a Democrat, who supported Prosser's opponent in the recent Supreme Court election, so he is doing the right thing by stepping down, after the case was given to him, and allowing others to be in charge of the investigation. There are two sides to this story. Either:Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney effectively removed himself from the investigation into allegations state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser put a “chokehold” on a fellow justice after questions were raised about Mahoney’s objectivity because he endorsed Prosser’s opponent in the recent election.
1) Mr. Prosser put his hands around Mrs. Bradley's neck and began to choke her, during a heated argument.
2) Mrs. Bradley charged Mr. Prosser, with fists raised, and Mr. Prosser defended himself by choking her.
I am not taking a position either way at this time, but given Mr. Prosser's past history of making threats of violence against other judges, some anger management classes certainly wouldn't hurt him.
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