Prosser demands records from discipline panel in ethics case

MADISON (AP) -- Embattled Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser wants a discipline panel turn over its records related to misconduct allegations the group filed against him last week.

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission accused Prosser of violating the judicial ethics code when he allegedly choked Justice Ann Walsh Bradley during an argument last year.

Prosser maintains he was defending himself after Walsh Bradley charged him.

Prosser sent Jim Alexander, the commission's executive director, a letter Wednesday saying he wants statements he made to the commission made publicly available. He also demanded the commission give him witness statements and the record of votes the commission took in closed sessions related to the decision to charge him.

Alexander says he will forward the letter to the commission's attorney.