Parole commissioner John Tate resigns at request of Gov. Evers

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- John Tate turned in his resignation from the state parole commission Friday, June 10, at the request of Governor Tony Evers. 

Tate has been under fire for granting parole to a man who was convicted of killing his wife in front of their children

One Republican senator circulated a petition calling for a vote on his future. 

Tate's resignation letter does not refer to that specific case, but he said no parole decision can ever truly satisfy all interested parties, adding, "I have given my best effort to be fair, just and understanding."

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