The source for reporter Stuart Taylor Jr.’s lengthy article in Legal Newsline: a “longtime Chisholm subordinate” who is now a “former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office.”
Only those descriptions are not accurate. Not even close.
No Quarter has confirmed that the source making the allegations is a well-known figure in Milwaukee’s legal community — but not for his prosecutorial record.
Michael W. Lutz, 44, is a former Milwaukee cop involved in several high-profile incidents during his 17 years on the force who receives taxpayer-funded duty disability pay for post-traumatic stress disorder. He got his law license less than four years ago and is now a criminal defense attorney.
But here is the shocker: Lutz issued a death threat, apparently during a drunken rage, against the prosecutor and his family last year — a charge not in dispute, though it was never prosecuted.