[Madison, WI] – Last week, the Cap Times reported that Josh Kaul is trying to force a private company to employ a convicted rapist and domestic abuser. Lighting company Cree, Inc. rescinded their conditional offer of employment to Derrick Palmer, who “pushed, struck, beat, suffocated, and raped his girlfriend multiple times,” in order to ensure the safety of their female employees — yet Josh Kaul is fighting on the side of the rapist instead of Wisconsin women who have the right to feel safe at work.
Josh Kaul has gone the extra mile to force a private company to employ a dangerous criminal. This comes after a report revealed that the efficiency of Wisconsin’s state crime lab has plummeted in finalizing crime scene reports, conducting DNA analysis, processing controlled substance cases, and maintaining efficiency in other areas critical to public safety — all despite taking on fewer cases.
“It is horrifying that Josh Kaul is trying to force Wisconsin women to work with a convicted rapist and violent criminal,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Anna Kelly. “Our state’s top prosecutor should be fighting to ensure public safety and protect victims, not violent criminals.”