Kenosha County Eye regularly reviews the Kenosha DA’s requests for special prosecutors. They are forms that DA Mike Graveley (D) signs and sends to the Chief Judge, Jason Rossell for approval. KCE noticed an unusual one today. It was signed by the Milwaukee DA, John Chisholm, on August 10, 2022 which made this one suspicious to KCE. Usually Graveley sends cases to Racine or Walworth. No one is talking, however. Reached by email, Graveley said he can’t talk about the specifics because the case is pending. The Milwaukee DA won’t talk either. According to the form, the matter was referred by the Kenosha County Corporation Counsel, or legal department, on August 2, 2022. They won’t return our emails and the County Executive, Samantha Kerkman didn’t respond either. This is KCE’s second time requesting comment from the new County Executive and both times we were ignored.
According to a source familiar with the investigation, the target of this alleged criminal probe is outgoing Sheriff David G. Beth. We reached out to Beth, and didn’t get a response.
This is a developing story and we will keep you informed of any updates.