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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin
For Immediate Release
Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-wdwi
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Madison Felon Sentenced to 4 Years for Illegal Firearm Possession

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Kishaun Brooks, 21, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to four years in federal prison for possessing a handgun as a felon. This prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release.

Brooks possessed a Glock semiautomatic handgun between March 18, 2022 and April 1, 2022. During this period, Brooks was a felon on probation after having been convicted and sentenced in Dane County for three separate felony burglary convictions, three separate felony car theft convictions, and three separate felony convictions for vehicle flee/elude an officer.

In imposing the four-year sentence, Judge Peterson reflected on Brook’s criminal history and the threat he posed to public safety. In addressing Brooks, Judge Peterson indicated that he had been a “menace to the community” but that the four-year sentence would deter Brooks from endangering the public, and, with three years of federal supervision, gave Brooks an opportunity to turn his life around.

The charge against Brooks was the result of an investigation conducted by the Fitchburg Police Department, the Madison Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea prosecuted this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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