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DA: Lethal force in officer-involved shooting “within his right”

The Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson will not seek charges against a Caledonia Police Officer who shot and killed a 38-year-old man in August. Jared R. Nelson Officer David Baird shot Jared R. Nelson at a residence in the 4800 block of Crystal Springs Drive. The shooting happened after Nelson struck Baird in the head […]

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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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1 person dead, Caledonia Police officer seriously injured

CALEDONIA, WI – A man is dead and a Caledonia Police officer has been hospitalized with a serious injury following a confrontation during a burglary that happened at Sunday afternoon on Crystal Spring Drive. Officers were called to a report of a burglary in progress at 4:59 p.m. The officer found a male subject who […]

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Racine Police: Armed 18-year-old man shot by Mount Pleasant officer

The Racine Police Department, which is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Saturday morning in Mount Pleasant, has released the name of the man who was shot. Tyrese West, 18, of Racine was shot by an officer with the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 1:35 a.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Racine Street. […]

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Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting

Officials with the Racine Police Department have released more information about a suspect being sought in an officer-involved shooting from Dec. 20 in the 1600 block of Boyd Avenue. Hunter Hanson, 20, of Racine, is considered armed and dangerous. Driving a 1998 green/blue Chevrolet K1500 pickup truck, he sped toward a police officer, who shot his gun […]

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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, […]

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Report Confirms Justified Shooting, Chief Regrets Loss of Life

Reports released Tuesday by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the shooting death of Rajko Utvic earlier this month by Racine police was justified. As detailed by The Journal Times, statements made by the officers involved in the incident were made public for the first time, and from what they told investigators, Utvic left […]

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