Gaige Grosskreutz is the man who pointed a gun at Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha Riots. He paid dearly and lost most of his arm. We told you about his extensive criminal history. Please read this. He is not an upstanding citizen. He has been convicted of at least one felony. For some reason there are no felony convictions still on his record. They were likely expunged.
Simple Assault/Domestic Violence
Burglary of Home
Criminal Trespass to Dwelling
Criminal Damage to Property
Possession of Firearm by Felon
Possession of Firearm while intoxicated
Endangering Safety by use of Dangerous Weapon
Obedience to Officers
Well, Gaige just added a new charge, Second OWI. On October 6, 2020 he was arrested by West Allis police about 2:40 am for allegedly driving drunk. He refused to provide a sample for measurement.
Special Treatment? Corruption? Both?
The Milwaukee County DA Charged Grosskreutz with a civil forfeiture for refusing to take test for intoxication after arrest. Second OWIs in Wisconsin are criminal and appear on a background check. He originally had a court date scheduled for March 12, 2021. Then, sometime in December, that date was postponed at the request of the Milwaukee DA’s office. That date is now January 1, 2022, or later. We reached out to both DA’s to ask why the special treatment was given. We didn’t hear back from Graveley, leading to speculation that this was a handshake deal to help assist in the prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse. Milwaukee Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern did respond on behalf of DA Chisholm to the Kenosha County Eye. He told us that the criminal second OWI is “currently pending in our office” and “it will be handled by this office like any other similar referral. This office has had no contact with Kenosha County prosecutors about this matter”
Gaige recently initiated legal action against the City and County of Kenosha seeking $10,000,000.
**Updated at 3:55pm to include response from Milwaukee DA’s office***