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Observer on the Scene this week: Body cam demo, downtown shots

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, the Uptown Observer went live for the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department demonstrating its new body cam system to the Kenosha County Board and police responding to shots downtown. The point of this is to offer the community an opportunity to view these things for themselves. Therefore, we hope it gives … Continue reading Observer on the Scene this week: Body cam demo, downtown shots

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Tonight’s meetings: KCSD to present body camera policies to county committee

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will present its drafted policies governing the use of the department’s new body cameras.  The two policies fall within the departments Sworn Law Enforcement Policy Manual, where it is Policy 425, and its Custody Manual, under Policy 526. Both will come before the Kenosha County Judiciary … Continue reading Tonight’s meetings: KCSD to present body camera policies to county committee

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Kenosha Police decision leads week’s stories

KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Uptown Observer supporters' eyes fell heavily on stories surrounding various facets of the Kenosha Police Department. We published a story focusing on the department's process and proximity in time to getting body cameras. We also published another announcing the department would not discipline officer Rusten Sheskey for shooting Jacob Blake seven … Continue reading Kenosha Police decision leads week’s stories

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Officer discipline, Kenosha sunrises on list of #WhatYouMissed

KENOSHA ⏤ The past week has been a mixed bag of beautiful views and potentially bitter news in the city of Kenosha involving a decision on officer discipline. Jordan Pauley's morning views along the Kenosha harbor The area has seen sunnier days, with a chilly wind keeping the temperature from getting too high. However, it … Continue reading Officer discipline, Kenosha sunrises on list of #WhatYouMissed

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CORRECTED STORY: KPD Deputy Chief says department currently plans to implement body cameras by end of 3rd Quarter

Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of Friday, April 16, 2021, at 2:50 p.m. Corrections made to this story include clarifying that the Kenosha Police Department will be signing a contract with a vendor for body cameras by early May. Implementation will not take place until the end of the 3rd Quarter of … Continue reading CORRECTED STORY: KPD Deputy Chief says department currently plans to implement body cameras by end of 3rd Quarter

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County committee approves grant funds for sheriff’s department, receives update on body cameras

https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⸺ During a Wednesday night meeting, the Kenosha County Judiciary and Law Committee approved accepting $400,000 in grant funds. The funds will be used to reimburse the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for costs incurred during what officials call the “civil unrest” experience locally in August and September 2020. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Captain … Continue reading County committee approves grant funds for sheriff’s department, receives update on body cameras