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Walker administration has no record of extra security claimed by Justice Bradley


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State officials who oversee the Capitol Police force say they have no record of providing extra security to Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

She claimed in a court filing Wednesday that the Capitol Police created a security plan for Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, to protect the pair after Justice David Prosser started getting angrier.

But the Walker administration, who runs the Capitol Police, told the Associated Press it had no record of a security plan being implemented for Bradley and Abrahamson.

Bradley, a member of the court’s liberal wing, said the extra security began two months before Prosser put Bradley in a choke hold during a spat over the state’s limits on public union bargaining.

She included the claim in a legal record filed 6 days before conservative Justice Pat Roggensack stands for re-election in a three-way primary. Bradley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel she wrote about the matter because she didn’t like how Roggensack was trying to underplay the court’s tensions and her security concerns.

Bradley denied trying to sway voters in Tuesday’s primary. But a Roggensack defeat would end the court’s conservative majority. And her campaign consultant said it was obvious that politics were behind Bradley’s court filing.