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Father of man killed by police in 2004 accuses prosecutor in emails to lawmakers 

BY: - July 20, 2021

The father of a man killed by Kenosha police nearly 17 years ago is continuing his campaign to reexamine the case, now seeking to draw the Kenosha County District Attorney into his allegations of a police cover-up. On Monday, Michael M. Bell sent an email message to all Wisconsin legislators, as well as a number […]

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Supreme Court indefinitely suspends license of Waushara County DA who stopped showing up to work

BY: - April 28, 2021

The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a request from former Waushara County District Attorney Laura Waite to indefinitely suspend her license to practice law in the state. Her license has been suspended because of a “medical incapacity,” according to the court order.  Waite drew attention last year after it was uncovered that she had abandoned her […]

Michael Bell Sr. (center) and his family stand in front of one of the many billboards they bought to draw attention to internal police investigations after his son was fatally shot by Kenosha police in 2004. (Photo via Bell's Plea For a Change Facebook site.)

Father issues new challenge to prosecutor over son’s death in 2004

BY: - April 10, 2021

A Kenosha man whose adult son was killed by police 16 years ago wants the state attorney general’s office to investigate a local prosecutor’s refusal to support a new inquiry into the fatal shooting. Michael M. Bell’s new complaint to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) focuses in part on statements that the Kenosha County […]