Former aldermanic candidate Michael Lutz died early Sunday morning of an apparent suicide, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
Lutz, 44, a former Milwaukee police officer, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound "while in the presence of Menomonee Falls tactical officers after a brief tactical situation," the medical examiner's office said in a release issued Sunday.
Lutz was pronounced dead in the 12300 block of W. Mill Road in Milwaukee at 4:05 a.m., the release said. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Menomonee Falls police are investigating the incident.
Lutz finished fourth in Tuesday's primary in the 11th Aldermanic District to fill the Common Council seat left vacant by the death of Joe Dudzik. He received 426 votes out of 4,155 ballots cast.
He retired from the Milwaukee Police Department after 17 years, initially receiving taxpayer-funded duty disability pay for post-traumatic stress disorder. His pay was later converted to a regular retirement.
In 2005, Lutz was shot in the arm after he and his partner chased a suspected drug dealer into a house on the city's near south side. He never returned to active duty.
Lutz later became a criminal defense attorney and was the anonymous source for a series of stories last year critical of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.
Lutz suggested that Chisholm, a Democrat, had a political agenda in overseeing a John Doe investigation of aides and associates of Republican Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive and in initiating a separate probe of Walker's campaign.
Seems pretty cut and dried that this was a suicide.
One thing that stood out immediately was the leftist media was conspicuously silent with its normal conspiratorial tone in a case such as this. What do I mean by that? Well, does anyone recall the name Bill Sparkman? Back in September 2009, Sparkman was found dead near a rural Kentucky cemetery. The U.S. Census worker was found gagged and tied to a tree (was initially reported as a hanging) with the word "Fed" scrawled on his chest. You'll also recall at that point in time that the Tea Party movement was just starting to gather momentum in response to the big government agenda of the Obama administration. Yes, the leftist media couldn't help themselves in playing those little "connect the dots" games. Because he was employed by the Federal government and the corrupt organization ACORN had some involvement in the surveys, Sparkman may well have been the victim of "right wing hate" or something. Heck, some even suggested that then Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) would be partially to blame if Sparkman were indeed a homicide victim given her calls for people to refuse filling out surveys administered by ACORN.
Never one to forgo an opportunity to smear right-of-center political groups, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow raised similar assertions.
Now, on the record, law enforcement authorities remain cryptic. This reporting however paints a most troubling picture. None of the details of Bill Sparkman‘s death that we have learned since we first found out about this point away from the possibility that he was killed for his affiliation with the United States government.
Classic projection. You see it's the likes of public employee unions (predominately supportive of leftist politicians) who have actual documented cases of violence (or threats of violence) towards its political opponents. And since Michael Lutz exposed the political intimidation of those who supported Walker (the P.E. unions' public enemy number one), would there be any doubt that his actions angered some leftists kooks? To be clear, I absolutely am not insinuating that Lutz's death was suspicious (again, it seems pretty clear by the preliminary reports it was not). But in the name of consistency, why didn't the media scrutinize this incident with the same suspicious tone as the Sparkman death (which was eventually ruled death by suicide)?
That's one of those rhetorical questions, by the way.