Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee’s police chief says it still appears to him that an officer who was charged with reckless homicide for shooting a black man was justified. District Attorney John Chisholm charged Dominique Heaggan-Brown on Thursday in Sylville Smith’s death. Smith lost his gun between the first and second shots that Heaggan-Brown fired. Both shots were fired in less than two seconds. Chief Ed Flynn says he assumes there’s more evidence that hasn’t been released.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has “great interest in continuing to serve,” but he won’t make an announcement about whether he’s seeking a third term in 2018 until the middle of next year. Walker said Thursday that he won’t make any announcement until after the Legislature passes the next two-year state budget. That typically happens around July. Walker in 2015 also delayed an official announcement on whether he was running for president until after he signed the budget.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state Department of Justice will likely convene a grand jury to investigate a leak of evidence collected during a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign circumvented state campaign finance law. Schimel tells the Wisconsin State Journal the leak investigation would be best suited to the protected environment of a closed courtroom.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he knows a 1980s rock song he quoted to make a point about Wisconsin’s economy is about nuclear war. Walker wore sunglasses Thursday as he quoted the Timbuk3 song, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades,” at an economic development summit. When asked if he knew the song was about a pending nuclear war, Walker said that’s why he didn’t quote the whole song.