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Well-known Milwaukee activist convicted in Kentucky robbery

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-10 13:38:31-04

MILWAUKEE — A prominent Milwaukee activist known for his protests against police brutality has been found guilty of first-degree robbery in Kentucky.

Khalil Coleman was a leader of marches in Milwaukee during the summer of 2020, after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.

He was arrested in Elsmere, Kentucky in February 2021 after authorities said he was part of a group that tried to rob a drug house.

The 36-year-old Coleman has denied committing a crime.

In addition to the conviction, he was found not guilty Friday on a separate charge of unlawful transaction with a minor.

Coleman faces up to 20 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

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