Police Chief: KPD Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake

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KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced that officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, 2020. In January, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley also chose not to charge Sheskey with a crime. Sheskey followed current policy Sheskey “acted within the law and [...]

KPD Deputy Chief: Department currently plans to implement body cameras May 3

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KENOSHA ⏤ According to Deputy Chief Eric Larsen, the Kenosha Police Department currently plans to implement body cameras on its officers May 3. https://videopress.com/v/PFWVQyKY?preloadContent=metadata The full audio of Kenosha Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Larsen's Monday evening update on the department implementing body cameras to the city's Public Safety and Welfare Committee. Video property of [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department releases warning after spate of overdoses over past week

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KENOSHA ⏤ After six overdoses in about as many days, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has a message. And that message is clear and simple: Do not take medication you are not prescribed. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Emergency personnel responded to the six overdoses during the week of March 30 through April 4, 2021. As a result, both [...]

#OfInterest: An application, Pride news and an art walkthrough

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week's news touched on various groups within the overall city, bringing news of the return of the Kenosha Pride festival. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Uptown Observer readers also paid attention to the story of two applications the city's Licenses and Permits Committee arguably gave different treatment. Our supporters also went on a walkthrough of [...]

Kenosha Licenses and Permits Committee: Two ‘false’ applications, two different treatments, one interested alderperson

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KENOSHA ⸺ With one question and a brief exchange, a bartender’s license application sure to fail due to a criminal record received a second chance via deferral from the city Licenses and Permits Committee. licences and permits audio (March 29, 2021)Audio of Agenda Items 1 and 2 (new bartender's applications) during the Kenosha Licenses and [...]

#ObserverConversations: Talking about building trust, police life with KPD Detective Tommar Franklin

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KENOSHA ⏤ Last week, the Uptown Observer had the opportunity to sit down for a long and very enlightening conversation with Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. However, the conversation between the Observer and Franklin covered more ground than a simple write-up could show. Therefore, please take the time to watch the interview for yourself [...]

#OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, Observer supporters' eyes fell mostly on the story of Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/photos/pb.100045469393154.-2207520000../210588397485683/?type=3 The community also took interest in Uptown Observer founder Daniel Thompson's recounting of his COVID-19 vaccination experience. In fact, many of the stories visitors to our site paid most attention to focused on the [...]

Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)

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KENOSHA ⸺ Over the past week, Uptown Observer coverage has focused mainly on the COVID-19 vaccine and the Kenosha Police Department. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Last week, stories included: Founder Daniel Thompson receiving a COVID-19 vaccination; Police Chief Daniel Miskinis updating the community on arrests during civil unrest; And a detective working to also change things in law [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: KPD Detective Tommar Franklin trying to make change from within

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin has served his nation and his community for much of his life. Franklin has been in law enforcement for nearly 13 years, serving as a detective for almost three years. He has also called Kenosha home for over 20 years.  During his time in the service, Franklin [...]

Chief Miskinis updates community on efforts to arrest August rioters

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KENOSHA ⸺ Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis gave an update on his department’s efforts to arrest those who participated in riots in the city in August 2020. Miskinis also pointed out a fact that is sure to be bitter for some to swallow: Out of the 55 arrested for various crimes so far, Kenoshans make [...]