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'People died that night, my client nearly died that night': Kenosha shooting victims file $20 million claim against City, County

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 06:17:42-05

Two civil claims, with one goal in mind: To hold those who may have played a part in the events resulting in the death of Anthony Huber and the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz in Kenosha on August 25th, accountable.

"People died that night, my client nearly died that night. That’s why," said the attorney for Gaige Grosskreutz, Kimberly Motley.

Two ten-million-dollar claims are on the Kenosha County Board of Supervisor’s agenda Tuesday for discussion, after being filed by attorneys for the Estate of Anthony Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz. Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with shooting both victims.

"If you believe that there are state employees that may perhaps be involved in civil injuries you have 120 days from the date of the incident to file a notice of intent. We’re doing everything that we can to make sure that justice is served," said Motley.

In the claims, the attorneys for Huber, who was shot and killed by Rittenhouse back in August, along with Grosskreutz who was shot in the arm, say the City and County of Kenosha, the police Chief, Sheriff, and other unknown or former employees played a role in events leading up to both shootings.

"We’re basically looking to sue different actors within the city of Kenosha as well as the city of Kenosha itself who we believe were negligent in their allowing of Mr. Rittenhouse to indiscriminately run around during the week and protest with a loaded weapon. Officers were giving water to different armed people that were down there including offering it to the shooter," said Motley.

But compensation aside, Motley says she and her client's ultimate goal is that Rittenhouse is held accountable for his actions.

"The primary objective is that we believe that Mr. Rittenhouse should be convicted of all the charges that he’s facing."

TMJ4 did reach out to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors' legal counsel for a statement as well as the Kenosha County Sheriff and Police Chief regarding the claims but have yet to hear back.

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