City Council to discuss Huber family, Grosskreutz claims in closed session tonight

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss⏤ in closed session⏤ two claims relating to Kyle Rittenhouse shooting one person, Gaige Grosskreutz, and killing two others, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, on Aug. 25, 2020.

Huber’s family is pressing forward with the suit on his behalf.

Each suit seeks a total of $10 million from the city, county, Sheriff David Beth and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis.

Those interested in listening in to the meeting can do so via:

  • Public Access Channel 25;
  • Live web streaming from: https://shorturl.at/joHNQ;
  • Or telephone by calling 312-626-6799 or 646-558-8656. Enter meeting ID 970 3945 4591 when prompted.

Huber family claims police cooperation

The Huber family puts the blame on the “far-right militia group” Kenosha Guard for the call-to-arms that attracted Rittenhouse.

However, it alleges the Kenosha Police Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department enabled Rittenhouse to kill Huber and wound Grosskreutz. 

“The Kenosha Police and Kenosha Sheriff’s Department were aware of, condoned, cooperated with and enabled the actions of the Kenosha Guard and other armed vigilantes through both explicit and implicit support,” the suit alleges. 

“For example, officers from the Sheriff’s Department handed out water to the armed vigilantes and thanked them for their presence.”

Loevy & Loevy is representing the family in their $10 million lawsuit. 

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Grosskreutz claim

Likewise, Grosskreutz’s claim is very firm in its allegations of the failure of KPD and the sheriff’s department to prevent the shootings.

Grosskreutz came to Kenosha “for the purpose of providing basic medical assistance to persons who were out that night protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake,” his suit states.

“There was no justification for Gaige to be shot at point blank range by Kyle Rittenhouse,” it says.

Grosskreutz’s attorneys, Motley Legal Services, call Rittenhouse a minor “illegally armed with an assault rifle.”

They further allege that the KPD and sheriff’s department allowed Rittenhouse “to roam the streets, threatening numerous civilians.”

“And ultimately shooting three people, two of whom were killed,” it adds.

Rittenhouse had shot Rosenbaum near a car lot, before shooting Huber on Sheridan Road. Shortly after, Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz in the arm as Grosskreutz appeared on video to attempt to stop him. 

Both claims highlight Rittenhouse not apprehended that night

While some details change, both claims end the same: Rittenhouse got away, and law enforcement let it happen. 

“After killing the first person, Rittenhouse told someone on the phone, ‘I just killed somebody,’” the lawsuit states. “He walked towards the police on the scene with his hands up as a number of bystanders yelled to the police that Rittenhouse was the shooter. However, the police ignored him and did not apprehend him.”

In fact, Rittenhouse remains out on bond while awaiting his trial for his alleged crimes that night. 

Closed Session

However, anyone from the public listening in to tonight’s meeting will likely not be able to hear this discussion. According to its agenda, the council will most likely go into closed session to discuss it.

DOJ Closed Session Guidance

This is a common practice of boards, commissions and councils to go into closed session when discussing legal matters. Examples of such items include formal complaints, lawsuits and claims against the city, county or local municipalities. 

You can find out more about tonight’s meeting by looking over the agenda and the supporting documents at https://www.kenosha.org/images/agenda_meeting/CC/CURRENT_SUPPORT.pdf


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