Prosecutors seek restrictions on Rittenhouse after bar stop

Kyle Rittenhouse is free on bond while he awaits trial in the deaths of two people. Kyle Rittenhouse is free on bond while he awaits trial in the deaths of two people. |  Photo: Kenosha County Sheriff's Office

from Associated Press reports
Created: January 14, 2021 09:05 AM

Prosecutors have asked a judge to order an Illinois teen to stay out of bars and away from white supremacist groups while he awaits trial on a deadly shooting at a southeastern Wisconsin protest.

The request comes a week after 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was seen drinking at a bar in Mount Pleasant. That came after Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to homicide and attempted homicide for fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz on Aug. 25.

Rittenhouse, who is white, is free on $2 million bond.

Kenosha saw several nights of chaotic protests after a white police officer on Aug. 23 shot Jacob Blake, who is Black, in the back seven times, partially paralyzing him. Prosecutors announced last week that neither the officer nor Blake would be charged.

Prosecutors say Rittenhouse left his home in Antioch, Illinois, and traveled to Kenosha after learning of a call to protect businesses in the wake of the police shooting.

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