The Dane County Sheriff’s Office today confirmed in a press release that 21 law enforcement agents from five federal, state and local agencies were involved in the February 3 arrest of Quadren Wilson, and two state officers discharged their weapons, wounding Wilson.
Thirteen agents from the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, three federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents, three Madison Police Department officers, one Wisconsin State Patrol trooper and one Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden were involved in the operation, which took place around 8:19 am on Thursday, February 3, according to a press release. Two DCI agents fired their weapons. None of the officers involved were wearing body cameras. However, policy requires that vehicles involved would have cameras rolling. Madison365 has requested the video from those cameras.
State Department of Corrections spokesman John Beard told Madison365 that the DOC issued an apprehension request due to an allegation that Wilson was engaged in criminal behavior that would have violated the terms of his probation. Beard said that request was issued on February 3, but before law enforcement officers made contact.
It is not clear what led to the apprehension request, why so many officers were required to make the arrest, or why DCI agents opened fire.
Wilson’s family has said he had an appointment the next morning with his probation officer, and could have been peacefully taken into custody at that time. They have also said that he was shot five times even though he was unarmed. They said he had surgery Saturday and was booked into the jail on Sunday, remains in extreme pain and is not receiving adequate care. At a protest Wednesday, Wilson’s brother, Mane Morris, said the family wants him re-admitted to UW Hospital.
A DCSO captain said he was discharged from the hospital and is receiving adequate care in the jail.