Efforts to re-police Madison within a year of George Floyd’s murder have been patchy | criminality
Authorities started filing complaints over the summer and have continued. Some charges were laid as recently as March. Few have made their way to court at this point, in part due to a general slowdown in the processing of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted jury trials for more than a year. year. Trials are now scheduled and resume on June 1.
So far, none of the settled cases have resulted in long prison terms. The longest to date has been a five-year federal prison sentence for Anthony Krohn, 37, of Madison, who accidentally shot himself in the leg during a protest while carrying a gun fire that he was not allowed to have.
But he may soon have company among those facing federal charges. Kyle Olson, 29, of Janesville, arrested during a downtown protest, is due June 4 in federal court, also for possession of firearms by a criminal.
Marquon Clark, 26, of Madison, who was charged with attempting to set the City-County Building on fire on June 24, is ready for a plea and sentencing hearing on June 2. A plea agreement provides for a sentence of six to nine years. . He also faces criminal damage charges in Dane County related to the incidents at the Capitol Statue.
Two other people charged in federal court with attempting to start fires, Anessa Fierro, 28, and Willie Johnson, 46, both of Madison, have both agreed to plead guilty to attempted arson, resulting in a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, or up to 20 years.