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Reports on officer-involved shooting and decision available from county

Kenosha County has posted information regarding Tuesday’s announcement of the district attorney’s decision to not charge a Kenosha Police officer in the shooting of Jacob Blake during an arrested last August. Here is the full written report from District Attorney Michael Graveley. Here is the presentation from Tuesday’s press conference in audio/video form and in […]

Reaction to charging decision in Kenosha officer involved shooting

Government officials and others with local ties are issuing statements after District Attorney Michael Gravely’s announcement Tuesday that Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey will not face charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake last August. Blake was shot by Sheskey during an attempted arrest. The shooting caused days of rioting in Kenosha. U.S Rep Bryan […]

Biden visits Kenosha; meets with Blake family; holds meeting at church

Former vice president and current Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden visited Kenosha Thursday, just two days after President Donald Trump was also in town. Both visits came in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey during Blake’s arrest on Aug. 23 and resulting unrest in the city. […]

Curfew lifted for eastern Kenosha County

A state of emergency curfew that was to be in effect through Labor Day for eastern Kenosha County has been canceled, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday: From the news release: As of today September 2nd, 2020 Kenosha County has ended the State of Emergency Curfew.  That decision was announced today after consultation with […]

President Trump visits Kenosha; holds discussion on community safety; announces grants

President Donald Trump surveyed damage in downtown and held a discussion on community safety during a visit to Kenosha Tuesday. The visit comes after rioting resulted in severe damage to some buildings downtown and uptown after a police shooting of a black man that took place Aug. 23. Among those present at the round table […]

Eastern Kenosha County emergency curfew extended to Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County has extended a state of emergency curfew to Monday night and Tuesday night. The official announcement by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for Monday August 31th and Tuesday September 1st from 7 PM to 7 AM East of I-94.  The public needs to be off the […]

County executive calls for “new path forward”

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser called for “a new path forward to bring our community back together” at a press conference Friday. The statement came as the last two nights proved to be more peaceful in Kenosha. On Sunday, Kenosha Police officer Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake during an arrest. Sheskey is white, Blake is […]

Kenosha County Circuit Court business moving to virtual due to turmoil

Most Kenosha County Circuit Court business will be conducted virtually due to continued unrest in Kenosha in the wake of a shooting of a black man by a police officer on Sunday in Kenosha. From Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink: The Kenosha County Circuit Court is entering into its plan for acontinuity of operations during […]

More National Guard activated for Kenosha; Federal help accepted too

More National Guard troops and other law enforcement help are headed for Kenosha Wednesday from state and federal sources. Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday authorized 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County this evening. Some 250 National Guard troops had already been dispatched to Kenosha earlier in the […]

Curfew for eastern Kenosha County to be in effect nightly Wednesday through Sunday

A State of Emergency Curfew for Kenosha County east of I-94 will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night from Wednesday through Sunday, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday afternoon. A curfew had been issued for all of Kenosha County Sunday night and for eastern Kenosha County Monday and Tuesday […]

Silver Lake resident among those killed in Kenosha Tuesday

One of the people shot dead Tuesday night during violence in Kenosha was a 26-year-old resident of Silver Lake, Kenosha Police Chief Dan Miskinis said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The person’s name was not given at the press conference. A 36-year-old person from Kenosha also was killed by gunfire. A third person from […]

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