Accused Madison Cop Shooter Had 22 Open Charges

“It is the first time in over 20 years that a Madison police officer has been shot dead on duty.” – Madison Police Department

Katoine Richardson had 22 pending charges in eight pending trials in Dane County, some of which have been wound through the judicial system since 2019 and for which he was released on signature before being charged with shooting a Madison police officer on State Street.

The worst case prior to the officer’s shooting made up eleven of the charges, including three charges. W. Scott McAndrew, a Dane County court commissioner, gave him a SIGNATURE BOND.

We can only cover Katoine Richardson’s adult file as the youth file is sealed, but they suggest that he was convicted of another serious crime as a youth as well.

One of the “current residents” of the Dane County Jail (what the sheriff ridiculously calls inmates) is Richardson, who is accused of shooting the Madison police officer on State Street early that morning on October 10, 2021, and found a shocking number of pending cases in the Dane County Circuit Court that have stalled in the court system since 2019 and are winding their way through the court system.

Katoine Richardson, 19, of Fitchburg, is now five o’clock more possible charges related to the shooting of the officer: He is being held in Dane County Jail for possession of a gun after being convicted of a crime; cause significant harm and resistance to an officer; carrying a hidden weapon, bail jumping for crimes and bail jumping for offenses.

“At around 12:37 pm, Madison police attempted to arrest a wanted item on the 500 block of State Street in Madison, Wisconsin. The item ran away from the police. When arrested, a shot was fired and an officer was beaten. This policeman was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Another officer was slightly injured during the arrest, ”the Wisconsin Justice Department wrote in a press release. “The police took the wanted person into custody unharmed. Subject was in possession of a pistol. ” reported that the officer was hit in the arm and leg and is expected to be alive.

Prior to that shooting, Katoine Richardson had 22 pending charges in Dane County Circuit Court despite being 19 and over.

During this time, various court commissioners gave Katoine Richardson chance after chance to stay on the streets while the inefficient bureaucracy of the judicial system took forever to hear his cases. He had a curfew for a while, but a judge lifted it. He kept relapsing, the authorities say, but he stayed on the streets and received signature bonds or meager bail amounts such as $ 100 on several occasions.

Even though the pending cases were serious. One of the incidents involved a break-in and a fired call in Cross Plains, according to a 2020 Channel 3000 article. That article stated that Katoine Richardson, then 18, of Fitchburg, was on trial on a vehicle without the consent of the Fitchburg Owner operated THC and bail jumping. The drug abuse charge was never brought. Channel 3000 reported that there was evidence “linking” Katoine Richardson and a co-actor to a stolen vehicle along with a stolen handgun.

Katoine Richardson’s open cases

Filed on November 5, 2019
1) Receiving or hiding stolen property
2) Operating the vehicle without the consent of the owner – passenger
3) Resistance or obstruction by an officer

All offenses

Case details

November 5, 2019, $ 500 signature guarantee set by Court Commissioner Brian Asmus. [We wrote about Asmus before when he allowed Milwaukee County Judge Brett Blomme to have unsupervised contact with his two young children, over a prosecutor’s objection, despite the fact that Blomme was accused of sharing and downloading multiple videos showing the graphic rape of young boys, including toddlers, one who was crying during the assault. The court commissioner, while calling the allegations “certainly disturbing,” also rejected a prosecutor’s request for $2,500 bail, opting instead for a $500 signature bond in the Blomme case.]

Various hearings took place, including a final pre-trial hearing on February 26, 2020.
A hearing that included an “informal conference” was held on April 6, 2021. A status conference has been scheduled for June 4, 2021. Next, a hearing was scheduled for June 29, 2021 and then a preliminary negotiation conference for October 8.

There have been several long periods of no action taken on the case – from a conference date on April 14, 2020 to a rendition on August 3, 2020. Then it wasn’t until December 9, 2020 (an informal conference) again Hearing. There was another informal conference in April 2021, one in June 2021 and one in October 2021.

Submitted on August 21, 2020
1) Operating the vehicle without the consent of the owner – passenger – administrative offense
2) Bail jumping – administrative offense
3) Two points: Operation of the vehicle without the consent of the owner – passenger – participant, administrative offense

Case details: Court Commissioner Jason Hanson gave him a $ 500 signature guarantee in both cases. Status conference scheduled for December 3rd.

Filed on September 24, 2020
1) Capital crime – armed with a dangerous weapon, party to a crime
2) Four cases of theft by misdemeanor, participant in a crime
3) Two cases of burglary – building or apartment
4) Three bail charges
5) Receiving or concealing stolen property, party to a crime

Total: 11 counts, including 3 counts.

Case details: Court Commissioner W. Scott McAndrew signed him on October 19, 2020.

On December 1, 2020, Judge Julie Genovese went a step further and lifted a curfew at 10 p.m. “CT: As long as the defendant confirms employment, the curfew will be lifted. If he loses his job, the curfew will come back into effect. PTS to inform the court if he becomes unemployed. ”GPS was ordered.

A bench warrant was issued on March 17, 2021. There was a “violation report”. He was remanded for another bail hearing on March 18. The bail was raised to $ 1,000 in cash by Commissioner Brian Asmus. He put the bail on the same day.

He did not appear in court on June 17, 2021. An arrest warrant was not issued because the prosecutor wanted to wait to see if he would appear for another hearing.

October 18, 2021, preliminary negotiation conference. The state is working on a worldwide settlement of all of its cases. Status conference on December 3, 2021.

Submitted on March 12, 2021
1) Bail jumping
2) Offense hit and run away

Case details: $ 250 bail from Court Commissioner Brian Asmus
May 17, 2021, bank order issued.

Back in court on June 17th for a bail / bail hearing. The warrant was overturned because it appeared on a different case.

Pre-negotiation conference on October 8th. Status conference planned for December 3rd.

Submitted on March 18, 2021
1) Bail jumping

Case details: Loan fixed at $ 100 from Court Commissioner Brian Asmus, who ordered Richardson not to drive and be at his home until 10 p.m.
Pre-negotiation conference on October 8th.

Status conference scheduled for December 3rd.
Submitted on May 19, 2021: unlawful damage to property
Court Commissioner Brian Asmus’ bond fixed at $ 500.

Pre-test conference for October 8th. Status conference for December 3rd.

Submitted on May 19, 2021
1) Criminal property damage

Case details: Court Commissioner Brian Asmus’ bond fixed at $ 500.

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