A man who was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha riots back in 2020 is filing a lawsuit against the then-teenager-turned conservative hero, along with Wisconsin Police and other government officials, Fox News reports.
Gaige Grosskreutz is suing for economic losses, “damages for emotional distress, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other pain and suffering on all claims,” and punitive damages.
During his testimony at Rittenhouse’s trial, Grosskreutz admitted that he pointed a gun at Rittenhouse before he was shot in the arm. On day, Rittenhouse shot two other people, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, who did not survive. He was acquitted of all charges in 2021.
“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,” the lawsuit stated.
“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,'” said the lawsuit.
Read the full report over at Fox News.