Wednesday Headlines: Father Calls For Officer’s Firing; Woman Charged in Gun Waiving Incident
KENOSHA, WI (AP)–A Kenosha father is demanding that prosecutors charge an off-duty police officer who appears to have briefly pressed his knee into his 12-year-old daughter’s neck.
Surveillance video appears to show off-duty Kenosha Police Officer Shawn Guetschow press his knee into Jerrel Perez’s daughter’s neck for about 25 seconds while he was breaking up a fight at her middle school on March 4.
Perez has threatened to sue and has demanded prosecutors charge Guetschow, posting photos on Facebook of Guetschow on top of his daughter next to a photo of Derek Chauvin restraining George Floyd.
Wisconsin law discourages chokeholds but doesn’t provide any penalties and several legal experts say Guetschow’s use of force appears reasonable.
KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The Kenosha woman who allegedly pointed a gun at someone while on school property has officially been charged.
Amber Arnold faces felony possession of a firearm on school grounds along with three misdemeanors.
Police reports indicate that Arnold brandished a handgun at a man after a verbal dispute in the Mahone Middle School Parking lot on Monday.
The man was able to get a picture of her license plate.
When police later searched her vehicle they allegedly found a loaded nine millimeter pistol in open view.
Arnold is out of jail on 3-thousand dollars cash bond. She’s due back in court next week.