The Wisconsin Department of Justice delayed investigations of child pornography tips for months, the Post Crescent reports.
Criticism of the DOJ’s Internet child pornography unit mounted in March, when Milwaukee Special Agent-in-Charge Willie Brantley was fired and Special Agent Anna King resigned. It was discovered that nearly four dozen cases languished for months.
DOJ officials said they are overwhelmed and were forced to prioritize cases.
“A deep dive on any of these cases will reflect that they … were handled appropriately or resulted in discipline,” said DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Administrator Dave Matthews.
Officials at the office denied any systemic problems existed.