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White Wisconsin officer who shot Black man returned to duty

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — 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. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey was not charged in...

Kenosha police: 55 more charged for violence during protests

Mar. 26, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — 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. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in August during a...

Jacob Blake files excessive force lawsuit against officer

Mar. 25, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August...

Wisconsin protest shootings trial delayed at least 7 months

Mar. 10, 2021 10:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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. Kyle Rittenhouse's trial...

Activist charged with felony stemming from Kenosha protests

Feb. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An activist who participated in protests following the August police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha was charged Friday with a felony for allegedly kicking in a door at the Kenosha Public Safety Building and saying he wanted to break an officer’s fingers. ...

Wisconsin GOP senator downplays attack on U.S. Capitol

Feb. 15, 2021 19:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson downplayed the storming of the U.S. Capitol last month, saying on conservative talk radio Monday that it “didn't seem like an armed insurrection to me.” Johnson's comments on WISN-AM in Milwaukee came...