KENOSHA, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) — The Kenosha County Board of Supervisors is asking Gov. Tony Evers to send 1,500 National Guard members to the city to help with ongoing civil unrest.
Kenosha County Board Chairman John O'Day and Vice Chairwoman Monica Yuhas sent a letter to the governor, asking him to send troops with police powers immediately.
“Our businesses are under attack,” the letter states. “Our homes are under attack. Our local law enforcement agencies need additional support to help bring civility back to our community.”
Evers previously authorized 250 troops to mobilize in Kenosha. He also declared a state of emergency on Tuesday.
The letter also comes after two people were fatally shot and a third was seriously injured late Tuesday evening. Police said authorities are looking for a suspect.
The full letter can be read below.