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Blake drops civil rights lawsuit against Wisconsin officer

May. 09, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin police officer who shot him during a domestic disturbance and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Neither attorneys for Blake, whose August 2020 shooting sparked the protests in...

'You inhaled it': Man inhales drill bit during dental visit

Apr. 19, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A routine trip to the dentist was anything but normal — after an Illinois man inhaled the dentist's drill bit and had to go to the hospital to get it removed last month. Tom Jozsi, 60, told WISN-TV that he was at the dentist getting his tooth filled when he...

Patrick Lyoya shooting raises issue of officer name release

Apr. 18, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Patrick Lyoya’s father says he and his family have a right to know the name of the white officer who fatally shot the 26-year-old Black man. But the police chief in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says he will only do so if the officer is charged in the April 4 shooting that followed a...

GOP-backed school board candidates win in Milwaukee suburbs

Apr. 06, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-backed candidates in local school board races came out as big winners in the Milwaukee suburbs that are critical for the Wisconsin GOP in statewide elections, but they had mixed results in other parts of the battleground state. The school board...

AP Was There: NBA players walk out over racial injustice

Apr. 06, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — (2010s) NBA players walk out on playoff games inside the league’s bubble against the coronavirus pandemic upset over racial injustice and the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Two more days of games also are...

Evers vetoes riot penalty, PFC commission membership bills

Mar. 31, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Thursday that would have defined a riot and created new penalties for attending or participating such a gathering. Republican lawmakers introduced the bill in April 2021 in response to chaotic protests against police brutality in...

Trial delayed for man accused in violent Wisconsin protests

Mar. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Monday delayed the trial for a man accused of firing off a “warning shot” on the night two people were killed in Wisconsin during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Jury selection was set to start in Kenosha Monday in the case of...

Wisconsin dad wants cop charged for restraint of daughter

Mar. 22, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin father wants prosecutors to charge an off-duty police officer who appears to have briefly pressed his knee into his 12-year-old daughter's neck similar to how Derek Chauvin fatally restrained George Floyd. The hold may have violated the officer's department's...

Video shows cop kneeling on Wisconsin student's neck

Mar. 19, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — School officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, released surveillance footage that shows an off-duty police officer putting his knee on a 12-year-old girl's neck to restrain her amid a lunchtime fight. The Kenosha Unified School District released redacted footage of...

Wisconsin crime lab destroys Kyle Rittenhouse rifle

Mar. 11, 2022 15:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have destroyed the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during street protests in Kenosha in 2020. WISN-TV reported Friday that the state crime lab destroyed the rifle on Feb. 25. The station posted video showing technicians...