Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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I spoke with Sheriff David Clarke about it this morning, and County Executive Scott Walker was listening. Walker then sent me the following e-mail:
I heard your interview with Sheriff Clarke this morning as I was traveling from one spot to another. As always, the Sheriff speaks the truth on a variety of issues – from crime to education to parental responsibility.
One issue did come up at the end of your discussion and I want to update you and your listeners. Yesterday morning I met with the Superintendent of the House of Corrections and the head of the Community Corrections Center and about the Huber offender who was involved in a murder case. Needless to say, I was not happy.
The most frustrating part of this story is that there are already established procedures that would have prevented something like from happening, but the staff must follow those procedures – every time. It is clear that – in this instance - this was not the case.
That is completely unacceptable to me.
At the end of our discussion, I directed the Superintendent to inform all staff that there is a zero tolerance policy on not following the rules and procedures. If they cannot follow the procedures, they cannot work for at the CCC.
Furthermore, I directed the Superintendent to immediately transfer the staff involved out of the CCC and initiate disciplinary hearings as early as allowed under county ordinances (next week). We will discipline or fire anyone who cannot follow the procedures established to insure public safety, period.