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Nov 1, 2021

Jury selection underway at Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial (UPDATE)

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse opened Monday with the difficult task of seating jurors who haven't already made up their minds about the young aspiring police officer who shot two people to death and wounded a third during a night of anti-racism protests in Kenosha last year.

Oct 8, 2021

Feds won’t seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won't file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year.

Sep 17, 2021

Judge: Prosecutors can’t show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys

A judge was set to decide Friday whether jurors at the trial of a man accused of killing two men and wounding a third during a police brutality protest in Wisconsin last year will see video that prosecutors say shows him talking about wanting to shoot people.

Aug 30, 2021

Blake, paralyzed in police shooting, hopeful he’ll walk soon

A Black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin expects to be walking soon, an accomplishment he says is tempered by fears of it happening again.

Jun 25, 2021

Kenosha officials reject damage claim sought by Jacob Blake

Officials in Kenosha have denied a claim for damages from Jacob Blake Jr., the Black man who was paralyzed when he was shot by a white police officer last summer.

Apr 26, 2021

3 arrested during protest in support of Jacob Blake Jr. (UPDATE)

Supporters of Jacob Blake Jr. and others staged a rally and march in Kenosha Sunday calling for the firing of an officer who shot Blake.

Apr 21, 2021

Racial justice task force issues recommendations

The Wisconsin Assembly's bipartisan racial disparities task force created in the wake of a white Kenosha police officer shooting a Black man issued 18 recommendations on Wednesday, but stopped short of calling for a total ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants as Gov. Tony Evers wants.

Apr 14, 2021

White Wisconsin officer who shot Black man returned to duty

A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a Black man during a domestic dispute has returned from administrative leave, officials said Tuesday.

Mar 26, 2021

Kenosha police: 55 more charged for violence during protests

Fifty-five people are facing charges related to violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake last summer, police said Friday.

Mar 26, 2021

Jacob Blake files excessive force lawsuit against officer

A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in southeastern Wisconsin filed a civil lawsuit Thursday accusing the officer of excessive force.

Mar 10, 2021

Wisconsin protest shootings trial delayed at least 7 months

The trial for an 18-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin was pushed back Wednesday by seven months and could be delayed even longer.

Mar 1, 2021

Kenosha police officials focus on diversity in recruiting

At a time when the number of people applying to be police officers is on the decline, the Kenosha Police Department is putting out a call for new recruits.

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