Well-known Milwaukee activist convicted in Kentucky robbery

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.