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Ex-Kenosha officer admits planting evidence in homicide case

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys are crying foul after an ex-Kenosha police officer admitted he planted evidence in a homicide investigation.

The Kenosha News reports that Kyle Baars admitted during a homicide trial this week that he planted an ID and a bullet in a backpack seized in a search stemming from an investigation into a fatal robbery.

Baars resigned in January amid an internal investigation into his actions.

Attorneys for the three men charged in the homicide case say the state didn’t disclose Baars’ actions until days into the trial for Joseph-Jamal Brantley, one of the defendants.

But District Attorney Robert Zapf says his office shared the information with defense attorneys in late January, within days of his office receiving Baars’ report about his conduct.

Brantley’s attorney wants the case dismissed.

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