Milwaukee County with lack of GPS monitoring units

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County has a shortage of GPS monitors. The electronic tracking devices enable the authorities to keep an eye on people who are being prosecuted. CBS 58 observed the issue in court on Friday June 11th.

Milwaukee County authorities have 24 hours to locate a GPS monitor for the 28-year-old Jamal jury, or he only has to pay a $ 1,000 bail and authorities cannot track his whereabouts.

“Some of the previous text messages that have since come to light that Mr. Jury may have been in front of our property or on State Street have also made many people very concerned,” said Jeff Mueller, director of North American Security at Molson Coors.

Jury, a former Molson Coors employee, is alleged to have made terrorist threats against his former employer. He was suspended from the brewery in February 2020 after threatening to “shoot” Molson Coors during an argument at work. Later that day, another employee – Anthony Ferrill – shot dead five employees. Authorities say jury has no connection to the mass shootings.

On June 2, the jury was dismissed and charged with issuing similar shooting threats.

“This is not just something people may have thoughts and fear of; this is something that happened at Molson Coors,” said ADA Kelly O’Neill of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

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Officials: Former employee threatened to “shoot” Molson Coors Brewery. The state asked the judge to provide bail and provide the jury with a 24-7 GPS tracking device. They argued that doing so would give jury an incentive to return to court.

His lawyer, Brett Copeland, contradicted both conditions.

Due to the lack of GPS monitors, said the judge, the jury had to get an electronic tracking device within 24 hours – or pay a cash deposit.

The judge found that the jury posed no flight risk and had no criminal record. He also said that the jury had no contact and that other, non-monetary court orders would have to follow suit.

“One of the main purposes of the Bail Act is to provide adequate bail to make sure people get to justice, and Mr. Jury proved that today,” said Copeland.

There is also a 24-hour curfew for the jury. This means that he can only visit approved locations.

The jury will return for a preliminary court hearing on June 23.

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