KENOSHA — The Kenosha County Board of Supervisors is requesting additional National Guardsmen amid growing unrest in the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The letter, dated for Aug. 26, is addressed to Gov. Tony Evers. Signed by the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors, the letter is requesting an additional 1,500 National Guardsmen to be sent into the county.
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"Our county is under attack. Our businesses are under attack. Our homes are under attack. Our local law enforcement agencies need additional support to help bring civility back to our community," read the letter.
On Tuesday, Evers said additional Guardsmen were being sent to Kenosha following several nights of protesting and riots. On Monday, 125 Guardsmen were sent. That number increased to 250 on Tuesday.
"Our county is in a state of emergency and we need additional law enforcement to help preserve and save Kenosha County. We encourage you to visit Kenosha County and see firsthand the destruction that has been inflicted on our community," the letter read.
Two people were shot and killed in Kenosha Tuesday night, Kenosha police said.
Read the letter the board sent to Evers yesterday: