Evers in Kenosha challenges GOP lawmakers to act on police reform, defends his response to unrest

Photo by Adam Kelnhofer, Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 26, 2020.
Photo by Adam Kelnhofer, Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 26, 2020.

Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday challenged GOP lawmakers to meet next week and overhaul police policies to avoid seeing a repeat of the police shooting and subsequent violent protests that have played out in Kenosha over the last several days.
He also defended his actions since Sunday’s shooting of Jacob Blake, saying he made it to Kenosha as quickly as he could and has fulfilled every request local officials have made for state help.
“The people on the ground here in Kenosha asked us for x. We provided x. The next day they asked for y, and we provided y,” Evers said during a news conference in Ke...

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