Recently Fired Former Democratic Party Of Wisconsin Leader Could Face Drug-Related Homicide Charge


By Ed Treleven & Matthew DeFour
The Wisconsin State Journal (10/12/17)

The former executive director of the state Democratic Party could face a first-degree reckless homicide charge for the drug overdose death last month of a woman at his home in Fitchburg, according to a search warrant filed this week.

The search warrant, filed on Monday but not made available until Tuesday, states that Jason T. Sidener, 42, told Fitchburg police that he took the 30-year-old woman to St. Mary’s Hospital’s emergency room on Sept. 12 after waking up that morning to find her “breathing really weird,” suspecting that she may have used heroin at his home on Bantry Lane in Fitchburg.

The woman, identified as Monique E. Allen, of Madison, was dead upon arrival at the hospital, according to the warrant. An obituary for Allen says she is survived by three children.

Sidener has not been arrested or charged with any crime. Fitchburg police filed and executed the search w arrant for his home and vehicle last week as part of what is still a death investigation, said Lt. Don Bomkamp. Police have sent evidence to the state crime lab for testing and are also still collecting data evidence from a cellphone. …