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Posted inLocal newsPolice and fire

Recall petition circulated to oust DA following officer-involved shooting decision

By Mark Lisowski RACINE, WI – Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson is facing accusations of selective justice and impropriety as activists rally to strip her of her position. Michael Burmeister, a community organizer, has begun a petition to remove Hanson from her office. The call for Hanson’s removal comes in the wake of her […]

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DA: No charges to be issued against officer in death of Ty’Rese West

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — After 90 days, Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said Mount Pleasant police sergeant Eric Giese will not face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Ty’Rese West. The Racine Police Department handled the investigation with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin State […]

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Caledonia Police release name of man shot in officer-involved shooting

CALEDONIA, WI – Officials with the Caledonia Police Department have released the name of the person shot to death Sunday night by a four-year veteran of the police department during a press conference held Monday morning about the incident. It happened during a burglary in progress on Crystal Spring Drive. Jared R. Nelson, 38, of […]

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Man held on $100,000 cash bond after he exchanged gunfire with police

A 34-year-old Racine man who exchanged gunfire with a Racine police officer Wednesday faces a number of felony charges. Joseph C. Washington is charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, attempting to flee or elude an officer and possession of marijuana. Washington, who is being […]

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Protestors ask questions, DA answers what she can about Donte Shannon’s death

PHOTO CREDIT: René Amado In two separate protests held Monday, more than 100 people marched to the Racine County Courthouse and demanded answers about the officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon. Led by a group called Our Youth, Their Future, community organizer Corey Prince led the group from 14th Street and Park Avenue down 14th Street, […]