MILWAUKEE – This afternoon a Kenosha County jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on counts of intentional, reckless, and attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.
County Supervisor Coggs-Jones released the following statement on the verdict:
“My heart goes out to the families of Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz. Rosenbaum and Huber were killed at the hands of Kyle Rittenhouse, while Grosskreutz thankfully survived after being shot. I am heartbroken by the results of this verdict, and at the blatant unfairness of the justice system that acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse.”
Then 17-year-old Rittenhouse crossed state lines from his home in Antioch, Ill. with an assault style rifle and shot three people during protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police.
Supervisor Coggs-Jones was elected in April 2021 to represent the residents of Milwaukee County’s 10th Supervisory District, which includes several neighborhoods in Milwaukee including portions of Downtown, the Brady St. area, and Lindsay Heights.