May 24, 2022 11p; Updated on 5-25 to reflect new location for Kerkman inauguration
From WGTD News:
The officer who shot and killed a 37-year-old Racine man last Friday has been identified as Zachary Brenner, an officer with four years of experience. Brenner is on administrative leave. A news release issued by the state Department of Justice Tuesday shed no new light on the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The release, however, confirms an earlier statement from Racine police that the incident was captured by a body cam. The Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the probe, and will turn over its reports to the Racine County District Attorney. No timeframe was offered. The man who was shot was previously identified by family members as Da’shontay King.
Kenosha School Board President Yolanda Adams is asking for patience as questions continue over the Lincoln Middle School lunchroom incident from last March. A school security officer knelt on the neck of a 12-year-old student while attempting to break up a fight. Reading from a prepared statement at Tuesday night’s regularly-scheduled board meeting, Adams said the district can’t respond to questions at the moment because of pending litigation and she asked for patience.
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave is pushing a $28 million plan to rehab and modernize Racine’s Reefpoint Marina. With over 900 slips, the marina is the largest in Wisconsin. But it’s also getting old. The 35-year-old marina needs a host of upgrades. Its floating docks are deteriorating. Fuel lines and electrical outlets are too small. And the configuration of the marina itself is outdated. Reefpoint needs more docks that are sized for larger boats and fewer docks are needed for the smaller ones. Delagrave advised the county board Tuesday night that the cost of the improvement plan would likely exceed the annual revenue that the county-owned marina generates. Delagrave says he’ll present a more detailed report later this year.
Due to the weather, new Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman's public inauguration ceremony will be moved from an outdoors location to the Twin Lakes Village Hall Community Center. The event will begin at 3 p.m.--the same time as the ceremony originally scheduled for Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park. Just before taking over for Jim Kreuser last month, Kerkman took the oath of office in a private ceremony, promising to hold a public event at a later date. Wednesday’s ceremony will feature 1st District Congressman Bryan Steil administering an affirmation of the oath of office for Kerkman.