A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that a civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse can proceed to the next phase.
Nearly three hours of testimony came from a video producer for a right-wing news site who filmed Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Prosecutors also called two men who wanted to "protect" businesses.
Rittenhouse faces multiple felony charges of homicide and recklessly endangering the safety of others, along with one misdemeanor count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor.
"Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy," Kenosha, Wis., police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday, adding that he knows "some will not be pleased with the outcome."
Attorneys for two men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse have each filed $10 million claims against Kenosha, Wis., as the city girds for unrest when a charging decision is made in the shooting of Jacob Blake.
The teenager is accused of killing two people and injuring another during demonstrations over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed.
Dominick David Black was charged with illegally providing the gun that prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three men, killing two, during a protest this summer in Kenosha, Wis.
Rittenhouse's lawyers argued that because he had allegedly acted in self-defense the bond should be set at $750,000. But Court Commissioner Loren Keating rejected that argument.
Blake spoke about recovery and community from his hospital bed after being shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wis., last month.
NPR's Noel King speaks with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers about the violence in Kenosha and how he hopes to address it, given that he lacks the support of the Republican-held state legislature.
Officials enacted a nightly curfew in response to unrest following the Aug. 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake and had previously said it would continue until Labor Day.
President Trump is scheduled to visit the Wisconsin city this week to survey damage from recent protests. Mayor John Antaramian says it would be better for him to wait "for another time to come."
The union says Blake was armed with a knife and fought with the officers who tried to arrest him, putting one of them in a headlock.
At a Friday news conference, Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Blake, who was shot multiple times by a police officer, is under arrest on an outstanding warrant for third-degree sexual assault.
Law enforcement officials are pushing back on suggestions that police showed deference to groups of armed whites at Black Lives Matter protests ahead of fatal shootings.