Milwaukee police says its ‘evaluating’ threats against Walker

Governor won recall election Tuesday
Milwaukee police says its ‘evaluating’ threats against Walker

The Milwaukee Police Department says it’s evaluating threats made against Gov. Scott Walker through social media.

An email from police department spokeswoman Anne Schwartz said all threats are handled seriously and can be a criminal act. It says people cannot assume anonymity via social media while issuing a threat to another’s safety or life. Schwartz declined to elaborate.

Police said the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is also looking into the threats. DOJ spokeswoman Dana Brueck saidthe agency investigates any and all threats.

Walker said Wednesday he doesn’t compromise his safety, but isn’t going to let that stand in the way of doing his job and mingling with the people of Wisconsin.
The recall capped a bitter fight between Walker supporters and public sector unions and labor groups angered by cuts to collective bargaining that the governor advanced.

Walker Tuesday won a contentious recall election against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.