Published On: Tue, Aug 17th, 2021

Family of Man Killed During Kenosha Protests Files Lawsuit

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MILWAUKEE—The family of one of the two men fatally shot during a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has filed a federal civil lawsuit against local law enforcement, accusing officers of facilitating Kyle Rittenhouse’s attacks. Anthony Huber was participating in an Aug. 25 protest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake two days earlier. The Black man was left partially paralyzed after he was shot in the back by police during a domestic disturbance call. Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois to  Kenosha, saying he was there to protect businesses from protesters. The protests turned chaotic that night. According to prosecutors, Rittenhouse opened fire on Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, killing them. Gaige Grosskreutz was also shot, but survived his injuries. Rosenbaum was shot in the parking lot of an auto dealership and as Rittenhouse ran from the scene he stumbled and …

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