A man who was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in the 2020 Kenosha, Wisconsin riots has filed suit against Rittenhouse and several police departments and officers.
Rittenhouse shot Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm after she pointed a gun at the teenager. “damages for emotional distress, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other pain and suffering on all claims,” Fox News is able to cover punitive damages and economic losses as well as punitive damages. reported. Grosskreutz filed suit on February 14.
“Astonishingly, the Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, their supervising officials and police officers, and law enforcement officers from surrounding communities did not treat Defendant Rittenhouse or any of the other armed individuals patrolling the streets as a threat to the safety of themselves or the citizens they were sworn to protect,” According to the lawsuit.
“Instead, the law enforcement Defendants deputized these armed individuals, conspired with them, and ratified their actions by letting them patrol the streets, armed with deadly weapons, to mete out justice as they saw fit,” The lawsuit adds.
Grosskreutz said that he pointed a gun at Rittenhouse in 2021 when he was called to testify at Rittenhouse’s trial. Rittenhouse was indicted for murder following the fatal shootings of two men and the injury to Grosskreutz. Not guilty After a contentious hearing, it was completed in November 2021.
Rittenhouse was 17 years old when he began patrolling downtown Kenosha armed with rifles to protect a used-car dealership from the looting, vandalism, and threats that would arise during the riots following the shooting of Jacob Blake (a black man) by a police officer.
Rittenhouse was attacked by rioters while Rittenhouse was guarding the dealership. “[u]pon the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with an attacker lunging towards him and reaching for his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking the attacker,” A 2021 statement was provided by his lawyers.
“In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or even use his own weapon against him, Kyle had no choice but to fire multiple rounds towards his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed attacker,” The law firm was also added.
Rittenhouse was cleared by the jury.
Fox News reported Rittenhouse that he would “prove my innocence again” During the lawsuit, he stated that he knew that it would be expensive to defend himself.
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