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Family of a Kenosha protester shot dead by Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, and a man injured by the teen gunman will sue Wisconsin city for $20 million - as city braces for unrest before ruling on Jacob Blake shooting

 The family of a protester killed by teenager Kyle Rittenhouse is suing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin for $10 million.  

Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, were shot dead by Rittenhouse during demonstrations over the police shooting of black man, Jacob Blake, in August of last year. 

A third man, Gaige Grosskreutz, was also shot by Rittenhouse, but managed to survive. 


Rittenhouse says he acted in self-defense as the protests descended into violence, but he is set to stand trial for murder later this year.  

On Sunday, the family of Huber claimed that his death was the result of police negligence and filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages. 

The suit names the City and County of Kenosha, the Kenosha police chief, and the Kenosha County sheriff as defendants, according to TMJ. 

On the same day, Grosskreutz also filed a suit against the city similarly alleging negligence and seeking $10 million in compensation. 

The family of Anthony Huber (pictured) suing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin for $10 million after he was shot dead by teenager Kyle Rittenhouse in August of last year.
Gaige Grosskruetz (pictured), who was shot and injured by Rittenhouse on the same night, has similarly filed a suit seeking $10 million in compensation

The family of Anthony Huber (left) uis suing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin for $10 million after he was shot dead by teenager Kyle Rittenhouse in August of last year. Gaige Grosskruetz (right), who was shot and injured by Rittenhouse on the same night, has similarly filed a suit seeking $10 million in compensation 

Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum were shot dead by Rittenhouse (pictured)  during demonstrations over the police shooting of black man, Jacob Blake, in August of last year. A third man, Gaige Grosskreutz, was also shot by Rittenhouse, but managed to survive.

Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum were shot dead by Rittenhouse (pictured)  during demonstrations over the police shooting of black man, Jacob Blake, in August of last year. A third man, Gaige Grosskreutz, was also shot by Rittenhouse, but managed to survive.

Grosskreutz, who was shot in the arm and was left with a severed bicep, says he suffered 'significant permanent physical damage'. 

He also claims a loss of income and of future earnings due to police 'intentionally' acting negligent on the night of the protests. 


Meanwhile, officials in Kenosha are preparing for protests when a charging decision comes in the police shooting of Jacob Blake - the incident that sparked the protests that led to the deaths of Huber and Rosenbaum. 

A charging decision is expected within the next two weeks.


Rittenhouse says he acted in self-defense as the protests descended into violence, but he is set to stand trial for murder later this year. He is pictured shooting at Grosskreutz

Rittenhouse says he acted in self-defense as the protests descended into violence, but he is set to stand trial for murder later this year. He is pictured shooting at Grosskreutz 

Grosskreutz, who was shot in the arm and was left with a severed bicep, says he suffered 'significant permanent physical damage'. He is pictured after the shooting

Grosskreutz, who was shot in the arm and was left with a severed bicep, says he suffered 'significant permanent physical damage'. He is pictured after the shooting

Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, was also shot and killed by Rittenhouse. Rosenbaum's family have not yet filed a suit against the city of Kenosha

Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, was also shot and killed by Rittenhouse. Rosenbaum's family have not yet filed a suit against the city of Kenosha 

The safety efforts will include designation of a demonstration space, limitations on city bus routes, road closures, curfew and protective fencing, Mayor John Antaramian and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said in a news release on Sunday. 

Blake, who is black, was shot in the back seven times on August  23 after walking away from a white police officer and two others who were trying to arrest him. 

The officer, Rusten Sheskey, shot Blake after Blake opened an SUV´s driver-side door and leaned into the vehicle. 

Blake was left paralyzed from the waist down.

The shooting was captured on video and circulated quickly online, fueling large protests in Kenosha that caused millions of dollars in damage to public and private property. 

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley will announce the charging decision in the coming weeks.  

Blake, who is black, was shot in the back seven times on August 23 after walking away from a white police officer and two others who were trying to arrest him

Blake, who is black, was shot in the back seven times on August 23 after walking away from a white police officer and two others who were trying to arrest him 

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Blake (pictured) has been left paralyzed from the waist down following the shooting

Blake (pictured) has been left paralyzed from the waist down following the shooting 

The shooting set off civil unrest in Kenosha, complete with arson and rioting

The shooting set off civil unrest in Kenosha, complete with arson and rioting

Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in the back. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley will announce in the coming weeks whether he will pursue charges against Sheskey

Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in the back. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley will announce in the coming weeks whether he will pursue charges against Sheskey 

2 comments:

  1. their deaths were the results of a mob of adults trying to murder a teenager due to mistaken identity because some one had the nerve to use a fire extinguisher on a garbage can fire. The parents should be fined for their failure at raising their children.

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  2. Lots of stuff left out of this. Police were on the scene, because he had violated the restraining order obtained by his wife, who was the one that called the cops. He was taking his kid, essentially kidnapping him. Blake more than walked away. He had attacked an officer earlier, and had fought off an attempt to use a taser to restrain him. He went to the car to get a knife.
    Had the cops not shown up,and his wife beaten up, the cops would have been criticized for not protecting a Black woman.

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