Man who killed 2 Waukesha County cops in ’75 could go free

A man who’s been institutionalized since killing two Waukesha County police officers as a teenager in 1975 could be free next month.

Alan A. Randall, 55, won tentative release in April after mental health experts testified that he hasn’t suffered from a mental illness since 1989. A judge on Thursday was willing to release him, but postponed his decision for 30 days while the state tries to find housing for him.

The victims’ families don’t want Randall to come back to Waukesha County, and Randall would prefer to go to Madison or Neenah where he has job opportunities. But the only housing the state could find so far is in Waukesha County.

The judge set another hearing for next month to give officials more time to consider housing options.