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Kenosha protest shooting survivor sues county, city, and police

Kenosha’s sole survivor is suing the city and county, as well as many of its police officers, claiming that “Kenosha law enforcement officers and white nationalist militia persons discussed

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Kenosha’s sole survivor is suing the city and county, as well as many of its police officers, claiming that “Kenosha law enforcement officers and white nationalist militia persons discussed and coordinated strategy” that caused Kyle Rittenhouse to shoot him and two others.

Earlier this week, CNN reported that Gaige Grosskreutz’s legal team filed a lawsuit against the company. The plaintiffs also claim that the Sheriff of Kenosha County David Beth, the interim Chief of Police Eric Larsen, and the previous Chief of Police Daniel Miskinis, as well as other county and city officials are named in the lawsuit by the name of John and Jane Doe. Kyle Rittenhouse made no mistake in killing two people and injuring a third that evening, his lawsuit stated.

It was a logical result of the Sheriff’s Department and Kenosha Police Department’s (KPD) attempts to deputise a roaming militia to “defend property” and “maintain the peace.”

Kenosha County and Beth are being represented by Samuel C. Hall, who plans to seek a dismissal of the case. Kenosha Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Beth are not involved in the allegations. Mr. Grosskreutz failed to take legal action against the person who shot him as well, he said, acknowledging he was armed at the time he was shot and had a weapon when he was shot.

According to Grosskreutz, race was a factor, and Rittenhouse would have been treated differently as a black man.

According to the lawsuit, if a Black child shot three residents with an assault rifle and then walked away from the scene of the shooting while others shouted he was a shooter, he would have been killed.

Several charges have been filed against Rittenhouse, including first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree reckless endangerment, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. The boy also faces a misdemeanor count of possessing a firearm while a minor. He will be tried on Nov. 1.

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