KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)—Saturday’s protests in Kenosha came a day after local law enforcement put out a Joint Community Message saying they are “dedicated to evaluating policies and practices to address the issue of bias in policing.”
The Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Twin Lakes, and UW-Parkside Police Departments joined with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in the statement.
The statement went on to say “We condemn excessive force and will hold our officers and each other accountable. We strongly support legitimate police action but are disgusted by any instance of police misconduct, especially those where racist ideology may be a contributing factor. We are proud professionals and do not support those who do not serve with fairness, compassion, honor and integrity.”