Man who killed 2 Wisconsin cops in ’75 could go free

A man who’s been institutionalized since killing two Waukesha County police officers as a teenager in 1975 could soon be a free man.

Alan A. Randall won tentative release in April after mental health experts testified that he hasn’t suffered from a mental illness since 1989. A judge on Thursday will consider a proposal that lays out the conditions for his release.

Randall has repeatedly petitioned for release, arguing that he’s no longer mentally ill. But the state has argued that he could still pose a danger to himself or others.

Waukesha County prosecutor Brad Schimel says Randall’s behavior for the past four years has been exemplary so he doesn’t oppose the 55-year-old’s release.

Defense attorney Craig Powell declined to comment until after the hearing.