The Dane County Sheriff's Office reports that it fired a deputy for using excessive force on a man who had resisted arrest on State Street in January. The deputy "delivered punches and elbow strikes to the man's midsection" while he was being restrained. The arrested man was later admitted to the hospital because of the deputy's blows. The deputy, who was not named, has been on leave since Jan. 6 and was fired on May 25.
Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser rules that Michael Rickey, who tried to rape and kill a woman when he was 17 in 2004, must be released from Mendota Mental Health Institute.
In signs of a growing rift, Madison Common Council members grouse that Mayor Paul Soglin canceled a September Ride the Drive event without consulting with them. "We are stunned by this single-handed, single-minded decision," council president Lauren Cnare tells the State Journal.
Police remove about 25 protesters from the Legislature's budget committee hearing because they chanted over lawmakers and disrupted the meeting. Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) urges the protesters to use restraint: "You could be doing more harm than good."
The Legislature's budget committee passes a provision that, if approved, would require the UW to return $37 million in federal money to extend broadband Internet access in the state. Republicans argue that the university shouldn't be competing with private industry. John Krogman, chief operating officer of UW-Madison's division of information technology, says the legislation "would be absolutely devastating to us."
Someone in a high-rise condo tosses three eggs at the Walkerville protest camp at State and Miflin streets, where 100 tents are set up. See, Walker has friends in high places.
About 20,000 people cycle around closed downtown streets in Ride the Drive.
The state Supreme Court begins hearings on whether Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill was passed in violation of the open meetings law, as Dane County District Judge Maryann Sumi ruled. Justices are skeptical that a county judge has the power to overturn state law.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, at a Bike to Work Week event held in front of Isthmus, says his staff is working on ways to continue the September Ride the Drive, which he's canceled. Soglin also told a reporter that the city of Madison is committed to 20 by 2020, which seeks to have 20% of local commutes take place by bike by the year 2020.
A pilot with the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard ejects from his disabled F-16 jet. The jet crashes into a vacant house in Adams County, barely missing the home of Norma Pourchot, who tells the State Journal: "A few more feet and we would have been cinders." The pilot is uninjured.
Compiled (in part) from local media