Watch now: Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney argues self-defense at preliminary hearing | State and Regional News

The detective testified that Rosenbaum was chasing Rittenhouse before he was shot. After that shooting, he said, Rittenhouse was running away and fell to the ground, shooting Huber after Huber hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard. Another man, who was seen on video trying to kick Rittenhouse, was never identified, Antaramian testified.

“The state is trying to put forward a one-sided view of what happened, protecting someone who does not deserve protection, he’s a masked robber,” Richards said of Rosenbaum.



Kyle Rittenhouse hearing screenshot

This screenshot shows Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating, defendant Kyle Rittenhouse and attorneys in the case during a preliminary hearing Dec. 3. 




Probable cause a felony occurred

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish that there is probable cause that a felony was committed and to bind someone over for trial. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the evidence is clear that Rittenhouse

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Illinois lawmakers eye limits on qualified immunity for law enforcement | State & Regional

According to Cole, ending qualified immunity would open up all government officials, not just police, to civil lawsuits, including those that are frivolous. Cole told lawmakers that taxpayers would ultimately foot the bill for frivolous lawsuits filed against city workers, county employees and police officers, which could create financial stresses for municipalities.

In written testimony submitted to the joint committee by IML, the organization called on the General Assembly to consider other methods of police reform brought up in previous hearings, such as limiting use of force, providing more departments with body cameras, establishing civilian review boards and statewide certification for officers.

Police Benevolent and Protective Association of Illinois Chief Legal Counsel Sean Smoot told lawmakers that most police officers and prosecutors don’t even know they have qualified immunity, so ending it wouldn’t prevent misconduct from bad actors.

“The solution is better training, more inclusion and more diversity within policing,”

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Police, criminal justice reform bills prompted by demonstrations set to become Virginia law | State and Regional News

Legislation intended to bring reform to policing and criminal justice in Virginia — including a ban on no-knock warrants and stricter training and performance requirements for police officers — will soon become law in the state, after a summer of demonstrations over police brutality and systemic racism.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed more than a dozen measures sent to his desk by the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, which he described as a “tremendous step forward in rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

“Virginia is

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