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Rep. Nick Milroy tackled while trying to enter Capitol

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A day after getting into a confrontation with law enforcement officers at the Capitol, Rep. Nick Milroy (D-South Range) says there was "no harm, no foul."

Milroy was trying to get back into the Capitol to retrieve some clothes from his office when he was blocked by police officers and eventually tackled to the ground.

"I was a little aggressive getting into the building," Milroy said Friday.  "I don't think I should be detained. I'm a state legislator. I have a state ID. I have access to the building. That what contributed to the escalation last night."

Milroy said despite the incident, he says law enforcement officers are doing a good job at the capitol.

 

"Law officers are doing the best they can with the orders given to them. I think they're doing a great job but because they come from every corner of the state, it's hard for a good communication system. The rules keep changing... who can keep up with the confusion."

 Milroy said if there is a threat to people's safety, the Capitol should be closed, but in his opinion that was not the case Thursday night.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Representative Nick Milroy (D-South Range) had a confrontation with Capitol police as he tried to enter the building Thursday night.

Milroy was trying to get clothes from his office but police would not let him into the building.  They tackled him as he tried to get past officers guarding a door.  He was able to get the door open and struggled with policy before they took him to the ground.

Everyone was ordered out of the Capitol Thursday night as part of a Dane County judge's ruling.  The building will remain closed until 8 a.m. Monday morning.

Video courtesy of our ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN-TV, www.wisn.com.

 

"I was a little aggressive getting into the building," said Milroy. "I don't think I should be detained. I'm a state legislator. I have a state ID. I have access to the building. That what contributed to the escalation last night."

 Despite the incident, Milroy says he doesn't blame law enforcement officers.

 

 

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