Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement
(CNN) Gaige Grosskreutz, the sole survivor of the Kenosha protests shootings, is suing the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County and many of its officers, alleging "Kenosha law enforcement officers and white nationalist militia persons discussed and coordinated strategy" that led to the shooting that injured him and killed two others.
"It was not a mistake that Kyle Rittenhouse would kill two people and maim a third on that evening.
It was a natural consequence of the actions of the Kenosha Police Department (KPD) and Kenosha Sherriff's Department (KCSD) in deputizing a roving militia to 'protect property' and 'assist in maintaining order,'" the lawsuit alleges.
Grosskreutz was at the August 2020 demonstrations protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake when he was shot.
"I was shot point blank with a .223 round from the shooter," Grosskreutz told CNN last year.
"And I am now missing 90% of my bicep.
This has not been easy emotionally, physically.
I'm in constant pain, like excruciating pain that just doesn't go away -- both in my arm, in my heart."
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, identifies the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, former police chief Daniel Miskinis, interim Police Chief Eric Larsen and other county and city police officers, listed as Jane and John Does, as the defendants.